The sabre-tooth tiger, known as smilodon, was one of the few sabre-toothed cats that would have encountered humans. Whilst sabre-tooths in Africa and Europe became extinct before our species had evolved, Smilodon survived until the end of the ice age. Three species lived in the Americas over time. The ancestors of the Native Americans might have met two of these, Smilodon fatalis and Smilodon populator. The latter was a heavily built animal, weighing more than a Siberian tiger.
Bk1Ch3- Winston dreams of the past and his mother and how things used to be. A whistle on the telescreen wakes Winston up at 7:30am. He goes into a coughing fit, his ulcer swells and itches, and he has to complete the routine morning exercises the telescreen orders him to do. He knows the future will suck and wants to go back to the past but he knows he cannot prove anything he remembers.