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Ancient Cougars Survived Ice Age Extinction By Not Being Picky Eaters, Study Finds


Among the puzzles posed by the massive extinction of mammals at the end of the last Ice Age is why North America’s saber-tooth cats and great native lions disappeared, while their equally ancient cousins, the cougars survived. A new study of big-cat remains found in California’s La Brea Tar Pits may have found an answer. Read on to learn more »

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