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The sabertooth tiger is a fossil that can be donated to the museum in Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, New Horizons and collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. A relative of modern felines, the sabertooth was named after its large front teeth that could shred through flesh with ease. Found in the Americas, the sabertooth went extinct only 10,000 years ago, during the last ice age.

Donation to the museum[]

In Wild World[]

Upon completion of the sabertooth exhibit at the museum in Wild World, Blathers will give the player some information about the creature.

"Hoo! Oh, hoo, how marvelous! I'm getting misty! The sabertooth 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?"

In City Folk[]

After donating all of the pieces of the sabertooth to the museum in City Folk, Blathers will give the player information on the creature with the following dialogue.

"...We're witness to glory! The saber-toothed tiger is finished! Hootie WOOTIE! Such an event this is! As the name suggests, these fellows had two big, swordlike teeth, and they were a 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 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 completed sabertooth tiger can be found next to the mammoth in the second fossil room, arranged in a running position, its jaw wide open.

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf, a plaque by the display offers information about the fossil instead of Blathers.

"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[]

In New Horizons, upon donation to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers will say:

"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 third room of the fossil exhibit, suggesting it shares a recent common ancestor with Cat villagers.

As a furniture item[]

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


Further Information[]

Main article: Sabertooth Tiger on Wikipedia

In other languages[]

Sabertooth tiger
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese サーベルタイガー Sāberutaigā -
France French Smilodon -
Spain Spanish Tigre dientes sable -
Germany German Säbelzahn -
Italy Italian Smilodonte -
The Netherlands Dutch Sabeltandtijger -
Russia Russian Смилодон Smilodon -
China Chinese 剑齿虎/劍齒虎 jiànchǐhǔ -
South Korea Korean 스밀로돈 Seumillodon -

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