The saber-tooth cat is really an intriguing mixture of carnivores. Although we often refer to this now extinct animal as the saber-toothed tiger, it was really a combination of lion, tiger and bear. Take our quiz and learn about the distinctive features of a saber-tooth cat that made it strikingly similar to so many different animals.
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What is a saber-tooth cat's scientific name?
Question 2 of 20
When did the saber-tooth cat become extinct?
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How long could an adult saber-tooth cat's canine tooth extend to?
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What was the rate of growth of an adolescent saber-tooth cat's canines?
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How wide could the saber-tooth cat open its mouth?
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What was the average height of a saber-tooth cat?
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What was a saber-tooth cat's average weight?
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What body part was a saber-tooth cat missing, making it less agile than today's big cats?
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What type of fur would a saber-tooth cat most likely have had?
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What did saber-tooth cat's prey most likely die of?
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What sound did the saber-tooth cat make?
Question 12 of 20
In terms of their social behavior, what were saber-tooth cat's like?
Question 13 of 20
Where were most saber-tooth cat fossils found?
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What caused the saber-tooth cat's extinction?
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What was the oldest genus of saber-tooth cats?
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What was the average length of a saber-tooth cat?
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Which genus of saber-tooth cats included humans as its prey?
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What did a saber-tooth cat's canine teeth resemble?
Question 19 of 20
What are a walrus's canine teeth called?
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