Sabertooth Tiger

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Sabertooth Tiger
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The Sabertooth Tiger in the museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Scientific name
Smilodon fatalis
Sections Sabertooth Skull
Sabertooth Torso
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)
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese スミロドン
Simplified Chinese 剑齿虎
French Smilodon
Spanish Tigre dientes de sable
Italian Smilodonte
Russian Смилодон

Korean 스밀로돈
Traditional Chinese 劍齒虎
Quebec French Smilodon
Latin American Spanish Tigre dientes de sable
German Säbelzahntiger
Dutch Sabeltandtijger


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[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

The Sabretooth Tiger in 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[edit]

The Sabertooth Tiger 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf[edit]

Name HRA Points Feng Shui Size (sq)
Sabertooth Skull 1,000 Brown (x2) 4
Sabertooth Torso 1,000 Brown (x2) 4

In New Horizons[edit]

Sabertooth Tiger

Sabertooth Skull
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2500 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Sabertooth Tiger

Sabertooth Tail
Interactable No
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2000 Bells
Colors
 
Brown
 
Brown
Size 2.0 x 2.0

Real-world information[edit]

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.

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