Saber-Toothed Cats


Scientists know that some saber-toothed cats had sharp and wickedly long front teeth. They know these cats hunted mammoths and mastodons. But how could the cats bring down such giant animals? Did they prowl alone like cheetahs or live in groups like lions? How do you learn about an animal that has been extinct for over 10,000 years? Learn to think like a scientist and solve the mystery of this fierce, fearsome predator.



We used to call them sabertooth tigers, but they are now named saber-toothed cats because they weren’t very closely related to the tigers we have nowadays.  No way you could mistake this skull for your kitty’s, though. These guys had teeth up to seven inches long!