Tibet may be ancient home of big cats

By Sarah Zielinski, 12:26 PM November 14, 2013

Most continents, except Antarctica and Australia, have their own big cat species or had them in the past. In the Americas, it’s the jaguar and the extinct American lion. Africa has its lions and leopards. Depending on where you are in Asia, you might find tigers, leopards, snow leopards or clouded leopards. And from northern Africa to Europe, Asia and Alaska, there are remains of another extinct lion, the European cave lion.

But where did the big cats get their start? A fossil skull and teeth ...

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