Does it matter if the ferocious sabertooth that’s about to attack you lacks the right bone structure to convince scientists it’s a cat?
Today, lynxes are the only wild cats seen in both the Old World and the New. In the Ice Age, lions also may have ranged over the northern continents.
This cute little member of the domestic cat lineage lives in one of the planet’s most extreme environments.
The first modern cats exploded through the Old World like particles shooting out of a radioactive rock.
Homotherium was the more successful of the two ice-age sabertoothed cats, but it’s also more of a mystery.
Much of what we love about cats is there because they are killers. But hunger is a fact of life, and cats play an important role in their ecosystem.