EXCLUSIVE: Researchers: Starvation did not cause saber-tooth cat extinction

Professor Larisa DeSantis answers questions about her saber-tooth cat study during an interview with the Science Recorder.

EXCLUSIVE: Researchers: Starvation did not cause saber-tooth cat extinction

Science Recorder | Matt Palso | Saturday, December 29, 2012

A new study of the teeth of saber-tooth cats and American lions reveals that these large carnivores did not resort to chomping on bones just before extinction, suggesting that lack of food was probably not the primary reason these large cats became extinct. The saber-toothed cat and American lion went extinct along with other large animals approximately 12,000 years ago... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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