New York Times: Saber-toothed cats paid a stiff price for lunch

Caitlin Brown, a doctoral candidate at UCLA and lead author of the study, along with her colleagues analyzed more than 35,000 saber-toothed cat and dire wolf bones retrieved from the La Brea Tar Pits in L.A. “Most of the injuries were signs that the muscles were overworked or arthritis was in the area,” said Brown.