Paraguay, 1 million years B.C. A powerful Smilodon called Halftooth must survive on his own after being driven from his clan. South America is a bizarre world of giant sloths, car-sized armadillos and flightless birds the size of dinosaurs. Written by
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The behavior of Smilodon was largely based on that of modern lions. Like the Smilodon in this episode, male lions lead the pride while the females do all of the hunting. Males roam alone in search of prides to take over, and when they succeed in doing so they will kill all cubs of the deposed leader. This causes the females to become fertile again, allowing the new leader to pass on his own genes and eliminate those of his predecessor. See more
The saber-tooth of the female Smilodon forcing the Macrauchenia to the ground sinks into the latter's back a couple of times. See more
For forty million years, the plains of South America have been ruled by an awesome group of predators. The aptly named 'Terror Birds'.
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But recently all this has changed. A new breed of killer has arrived, one fierce enough to terrorize the Terror Birds. Smilodon, the famous saber tooth. The most powerful big cat of all time!