The north hills side of Las Vegas is home to a wealth of Ice Age mammal fossils, like mammoths, camels, and bisons. But now they there’s another cool find they can add to their list: a group from the San Bernardino County Museum in California have identified a pair of front leg bones from a saber-toothed cat, the Pleistocene’s best-known predator.
While it’s the first saber-tooth fossils found in the area, it comes as no surprise that saber-tooth cats were living amidst all of the roaming edibles available at the time.
“We knew it had to be there,” Kathleen Springer, senior curator for the museum, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “There was all this amazing lunch everywhere.”