What Did Sabertooth Tigers Eat?


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It is believed that the sabertooth tiger ate prehistoric horses, however, sabertooth tigers are an extinct animal so scientists can only speculate about what they may or may not have eaten. This conclusion is based on the study of prehistoric horse fossils and sabertooth tiger fossils.

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The sabertooth tiger was a cat species and the modern cats in the wild today are direct descendants of the sabertooth tiger. The sabertooth tiger is often remembered for its two long front teeth, however, researchers believe that it was the sabertooth tiger's strong arms that allowed it to catch prey. They found through fossil study that the sabertooth tiger had arm bones that were 15 percent thicker than that of lions, tigers and other modern wild cats.

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