Papo - Young Smilodon
Papo Young Smilodon Review:
Papo created a very unique little Smilodon with this young figure. It is the only available young Smilodon! A lovely model with great muscular, skeletal detail, and bright glowing eyes. We really like the paint job on this figure, but unfortunately does not match the paint shades on the other Papo Smilodons. Now you can build that Smilodon family!
The name Smilodon is derived from “two edged knife” and “tooth”. The Smilodon “big” teeth were around 11 inches long. The Smilodon lived approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago and ranged throughout North and South America. Depending on the species, the Smilodon ranged from 120 – 950 lbs. The Smilodon primarily hunted large mammals (like buffalo). Their large teeth were fragile however and could not bite into bone without the risk of breaking.
The Smilodon is also known as the “saber tooth tiger” and is one of the most recognizable and well-known prehistoric animals. Ironically, the “Sabertooth” isn’t really related to the tiger, but rather is related to the cat family (Felinae). Thus to call the Smilodon a “Sabertooth Tiger” is to miss-name the Smilodon.
Part of the Dinosaur Series by Papo.
This figure is hand painted.
Made of durable synthetic material.
Product Code: 55081 Papo 55081 by Papo
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