Extinct Species:

Smilodan Sabertooth


•Twice the size of a large house cat

•Upper canines were 12 inches long

•averaged 500 pounds

•Largest weighed about 1,100 pounds

•Preyed on deer,buffalo,ground sloths, bison, etc.

•Lived in vast grasslands as well as Icy lands during the ice age

•They were not tigers but were closely related to tigers

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Smilodons became extinct around 10,000 B.C. Scientists list many possible reasons for their extinction but primarily they believe humans were responsible for it. Others believe that the ice age changed their vegetation patterns which caused their extinction .The major climate change would have greatly affected them.


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