The Sabertooth Tiger in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Sabertooth Tail (NH)
|Period(s)||Pleistocene Cenzoic (Wild World)|
Quaternary (City Folk)
|Length||6.2 feet (1.9 meters)|
|Selling price||Skull: 2,500 Bells|
Torso: 2,000 Bells
Tail: 2,000 Bells (NH)
|Name in other languages|
The Sabertooth Tiger (known as the Sabretooth Tiger in Wild World) is a multi-part fossil in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World that appears in all subsequent games. In games prior to New Horizons, the fossil has two parts: the skull and torso; in New Horizons, a third part, the tail, was introduced.
At the museum
In Wild World
When donating to Blathers in Wild World, he will provide the following information about the fossil:
"Hoo! Oh, hoo, how marvelous! I'm getting misty! The sabretooth tiger was an absolutely amazing beast! As its name implies, it was part of the cat family and had two long canine teeth. It could open its jaws incredibly wide, allowing it to tear into thick hides. It went extinct about 40,000 years ago...during a period when humans lived. I understand that humans also fell victim to this fierce hunter. The horror! Ah. Hoo. My apologies. I really should try to be more sensitive, eh wot?"
The Sabretooth Tiger can be found in the second room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.
In City Folk
When donating the final part to Blathers in City Folk, he will provide the following information about the fossil:
"...We're witnesses to glory! The saber-toothed tiger is finished! Hootie WOOTIE! Such an event this is! As their name suggests, these fellows had two bug, swordlike teeth, and they were part of the cat family. They could open their jaws 180 degrees, allowing them to penetrate the thick hides of their prey! Savage! They went extinct 10,000 years ago...likely because there wasn't enough for them to eat! The mammoths they hunted were all eaten by humans instead, eh wot? HOO! I...beg your pardon! I was so enthralled, I... I spouted hot air like a boiling teapot, eh wot?"
The Sabertooth Tiger can be found in the second room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.
In New Leaf
After completing the fossil in New Leaf, its plaque in the museum will read:
'"The sabertooth tiger was about the size of a lion and is famous for its two long canine teeth. It would prey mostly on woolly mammoths, but climate change made that difficult. Eventually, the changing climate and competition with humans for food drove these creatures to extinction."
In New Horizons
When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fossil:
"Chief actor in my most terrifying nightmares, the Sabertooth Tiger was a mighty predator of long ago. Its most famous feature, obviously, is its razor-sharp, eight-inch-long, t-t-te-tee-te-tee...FANGS! I'm sorry—this is so unprofessional of me. Come on, Blathers! Stiff upper beak, eh wot! While no one has seen a living specimen for some 10,000 years, we must remain ever vigilant!"
The Sabertooth Tiger can be found in the last room of the fossil exhibit in the museum.
As an item
In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf
|Name||HRA Points||Feng Shui||Size (sq)|
|Sabertooth Skull||1,000||Brown (x2)||4|
|Sabertooth Torso||1,000||Brown (x2)||4|
In New Horizons
Smilodon lived in the Americas during the Pleistocene, 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. While commonly called the "saber-toothed tiger", it is not closely related to tigers or modern cats. Despite this, modern felines do share a very distant ancestor with Smilodon. Three species are known: S. gracilis (the smallest and likely the first to evolve) and S. fatalis (the most well-known) from North America, and S. populator (the largest and first discovered) from South America. They were more robustly built than modern cats, and their teeth were adapted for precision killing. The diet of the North American species included bison and camels. Their extinction has been linked with the disappearance of Pleistocene megafauna (possibly due to the arrival of modern humans) and the evolution of smaller, more agile herbivores like modern deer.
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.