Sabretooth


60m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Documentary that uncovers all the facts behind the biology and behavior of the extinct sabre-toothed cat, often misnamed a tiger. Computer-animation techniques bring the formidable predators back to life. The sabre-toothed cat was heavier than a lion, more ferocious than a tiger, and armed with a pa

Film Details

Also Known As
In Search of the Sabre-Tooth
Release Date
2000
Production Company
BBC (Network); Discovery Channel Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Documentary that uncovers all the facts behind the biology and behavior of the extinct sabre-toothed cat, often misnamed a tiger. Computer-animation techniques bring the formidable predators back to life. The sabre-toothed cat was heavier than a lion, more ferocious than a tiger, and armed with a pair of six-inch canines. Fossil studies and biomechanical models reveal its strength and size. The program also examines how the sabre-tooth re-evolved five separate times, adjusting in tandem with its environment, and how the disappearance of larger prey like the mammoth may have spelled its doom.

Film Details

Also Known As
In Search of the Sabre-Tooth
Release Date
2000
Production Company
BBC (Network); Discovery Channel Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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