2. Tiger Skeletons


“The Leaping Tiger and the Saber-Tooth: A Study in Comparative Anatomy,” contrasts the skeleton of a modern Bengal tiger with that of its evolutionary predecessor, the 28,000 year-old Smilodon, or Saber-Tooth tiger, which was recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.  The exhibit—a gift from the Class of 1927—was originally displayed in the Guyot Hall Natural History Museum and is now on loan from the Department of Geosciences.  Its special case, which shields the skeletons from light and air exposure, was constructed specifically for this exhibit and the Frist Campus Center.