Polar Predators

Polar Predators

This Smilodon fatalis, or saber-toothed cat, has decided on a fat, juicy polar bear for its supper on a long Pleistocene night.

There’s something to be said for having extinct Ice Age mammals interacting with more familiar species from the so-called modern era. People forget the Pleistocene glacial periods only ended a little over 10,000 years ago, so a lot of wildlife we know from the modern day would have shared their habitats with the likes of saber-toothed cats, woolly mammoths, and the rest of the Ice Age cast. Not to mention our own Homo sapiens once we emerged in Africa 200,000 years ago!

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