Young Saber-Toothed Cats Relied On Parents While Teeth Grew
What those ferocious ancestors of our big cats may have really needed in their young lives before their huge teeth developed ... was mommy.By Cliff Judy | July 2, 2015
There's something you may not know about those fearsome prehistoric predators with the two very distinctive facial features.
Saber-toothed cats have drawn fascination for how they lived and hunted prey, inspired cheesy PR stunts from museums and somehow even made their way into the hearts of children. (Video via BBC, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and 20th Century Fox / "Ice Age")
But it turns out what those ferocious ancestors of our big cats really needed in their young lives was mommy.