Geologic age: about 27,000 years ago, Pleistocene Epoch
Region in Minnesota: Fillmore County (SE Minnesota)
Fast fact: This large predator was the size of a modern lion and roamed the tundra-like landscape of Minnesota during the last Ice Age. Although it had smaller canines than its cousin the Saber-Toothed Cat, it was a powerful predator with particularly muscular arms and shoulders.
Image courtesy of Illinois State Museum, Illinois Legacy Collection
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