Smilodon fatalis is a species of big cat from the pleistocene and holocene. It is rather famous. A common name for it is the sabor toothed tiger. However, it is more closely related to domestic cats than to the genus panthera. They were 2 meters long and 1.3 meters tall. They are commonly found in the la brea tar pits. They often would approach the pits after another animal got stuck. They were probably common in their environment. Their canines were rather brittle, and they would have to be more careful.
When Frank Scott was dreaming of his park, he wanted a dinosaur to be cloned first, but that would be too expensive. He then thought to clone the Smilodon. Since fatalis fossils are more common, he chose that species. He spent all the money he had on the technology to clone them, and after five years, he finally created a viable embryo. He went on to make 19 more. After he had the embryos, he managed to use the last of his cash to buy an African Lion which he named Caesar. After inserting embryos into it, Smilodon cubs were brought into the world. He did this until all 20 embryos were used up. After five years, he showed two, which he named Zeus and Hades. This allowed funding, and after a week, he went on to clone the first dinosaur, a Carnotaurus.
Smilodon typically prefer hunting, and so cattle were mass produced. Pronghorn however are fed to them more often because they lost a Smilodon to a cow. When they do feed them cows, they dehorn them. They let around 10 pronghorn loose into the enclosure if they feed them pronghorns, and 3 cattle if fed cattle.
The Smilodon enclosure is around 30 square miles. At the far end, a few large caves are divided among three packs of Smilodon fatalis. They coexist with Smilodon populator. Populator prefer living on the hills. Both species never fought. There are forests that the Smilodon typically relax in. There are two waterfalls that pour into rivers. An open field is in the middle, with a few ponds and hills.
only one project involves the Smilodon. They plan on releasing Smilodon into the wilds of Kansas and a few other suitable areas to bring back the pleistocene ecosystems.