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South American sabre-tooth Coudray

Illustration of a living South American sabre-toothed cat by Philippe Coudray.

Other names: Mutant jaguar
Country reported: Paraguay

The Acavar specimen was a big cat or water tiger allegedly killed in Paraguay in 1975 and identified by zoologist Juan Acavar as a Smilodon.[1]

After being shot and killed, it was examined by zoologist Juan Acavar, who determined it to be a living species of Smilodon. However, to avoid causing any hysteria, he declared that it was a mutant jaguar.[2]

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