Approximate Size

3.25 ft tall, 5 ft long

Approximate Weight

350 - 620 lbs

 

More Info

Smilidon was the largest of the sabor toothed cats. It was as long a s alion but much more heavier built. Its curved teeth were a foot long and very sharp. It's bite was only 1/3 as strong as a lions. It's teeth were not strong enough to bite into bone. Like other Ice Age animals, Smilidon died out when the weather warmed. Hunting by ice age humans may have also helped wipe out Smilodon.