SMILODON is a nice kitty who won't claw your furniture or bother you for food - because it's extinct!
(SMY•loh•don) Also known as the saber-toothed cat, Smilodon was approximately the size of a modern lion. Its forelimbs and ribcage were more robust, though, suggesting it stalked and pounced on its prey instead of pursuing it. Surprisingly, the famously large serrated canines of Smilodon were fairly fragile, and instead of being used for stabbing, it is likely that the canines helped suffocate prey after it had been subdued. Learn More >