Do your kids like tigers? If yes then they might enjoy this free printable saber tooth tiger coloring pages resource which is filled with information regarding the animal. When dinosaurs went extinct, these saber tooth cats became the top predators of the food chain. These animals got their name from their long, sword-like teeth (canines). Saber tooth cats are closely related ancestors of modern day cats. They first arrived in the Oligocene era and thrived in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. Saber tooth tigers became extinct nearly ten thousand years ago. They used to live in open grasslands and open plains. The remains of saber-toothed cats have been discovered in all the places they lived. In the USA, many fossils of these long-toothed cats have been found in the ‘La Brea Tar Pits’ of Los Angeles, California. The female saber tooth was likely to give birth to about two cubs at a time. There has been a lack of information on saber tooth tigers, but some scientists believe that cubs of these cats were born blind like other cats. Did you know? The saber tooth had weak bite power.