Smilodon fatalis

The Mysterious World of a Prehistoric Cat

Welcome to our website about the prehistoric cat Smilodon fatalis, also known as the saber-tooth tiger!  We did extensive research on the species and found many interesting facts we wanted to share.  But, why is the saber-tooth tiger so interesting?  For a variety of reasons! Our website will take you on a virtual tour through the captivating life of the prehistoric cat starting with how it is classified and continuing on with its habitat, adaption, life history, interactions, and fun facts. So, hop into our time machine as we take you behind the scenes and into the world of Smilodon fatalis!

Video of Extinction: Smilodon, The Saber-Tooth Tiger Documentary from YouTube channel Full Documentaries.

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This webpage was created for an Organismal Biology course at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  For more information about the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse biology department go to  For more websites on interesting organisms, visit