The Saber-Tooth versus the Mammoth

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The first human beings existed about two million years ago. Now, that may seem like a very long time ago, however, it’s nothing compared to many prehistoric creatures that once roamed the Earth. After the dinosaurs and before humans took over, there were two types of mammals that populated our planet: saber-toothed predators and mammoths.

These creatures are long extinct, however, based on their skeletons, paleontologists have a good idea of ​​their way of life. Then there’s also the “Ice Age” series of fiction films, which may not be scientifically accurate but are still very entertaining nonetheless.

Take a look at some of our favorite saber tooth and mammoth tattoos from talented artists in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite tattoo from this list in the comments section on social media.

Saber tooth

Alternatively spelled Sabre-Tooth

Existed: 42 million to 11,000 years ago (Eocene epoch to Pleistocene epoch)

Best-known genus: Smilodon (saber-toothed tiger)

Diet: Carnivorous

Famous portrayals: Sabretooth (played by Tyler Mane) (“X-Men” 2000) and Diego (voiced by Denis Leary) (“Ice Age” 2002)

Mammoth

Existed: 5 million to 4,000 years ago (Pliocene to Holocene epoch)

Best known genus: Mammuthus (woolly mammoth)

Diet: Herbivorous

Famous portrayals: Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie (voiced by Queen Latifah (“Ice Age” 2002)

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