The Smilodon (sabre-toothed cat) is a now extinct carnivore of the Neogene Period (from 33.7 - 9 MYA) and native to North and South America. It was the largest of all felids and weighed up to 500 kgs. It had a short tail, powerful legs. a muscular neck, long canines; and its jaw could open to an angle of 120°. The teeth were used to sever the blood supply and strangle the wind pipe. It was not a fast runner.
This photograph was taken in the Indodra Fossil and Dinosaur Park, Gandhinagar.
In the zoo area on the same property there was a leopard and an Asiatic lion. Both animals were lying in the shade in the centre of their compounds, and the mesh of the screen was so fine I could secure no usable photographs. We headed back to Ahmadabad for lunch and a visit to an Art Book Shoppe. This ended my seven-days rental of a car, driver and guide, having travelled a total of 2,085 kms. in Gujarat.
The following morning, a Friday, early, I embarked on the Heritage Walking Tour of Old AMD.
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