You've seen them in museums. Large cats with giant teeth sticking out of their mouth! They are often called saber-toothed cats. Scientists often give them the name smilodon.
They are fantastic to look at, but how much do you know about these amazing prehistoric creatures? Here are some fun facts that scientists have discovered about the saber-toothed cats.
Do you know:
How many kinds of saber-toothed cats were there?
How wide could a saber-toothed cat open their jaw?
Did the saber-toothed cat have retractable claws?
How big was the largest saber-toothed cat?
How did saber-toothed cats hunt?
Some saber-toothed cats are more closely related to what animal than they are to other cats?
Find out the answers to these questions and more and amaze your family and friends with these fun facts.
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