Physical appearance and biologyEdit
As its name suggests, the marsupial lion had a similar body build to a lion, but with longer, stronger legs, a thick, kangaroo-like tail, large shearing teeth, and of course a pouch. Assuming Nigel's drawing is accurate, it had a spotted coat.
Behaviour and traitsEdit
The marsupial lion was an arboreal ambush hunter, waiting in trees for its prey to pass below, before leaping down and killing the prey.
The marsupial lion was one of Nigel Marven's three final choices for the "cat" he wanted to save from extinction, along with the giant cheetah and sabre-toothed cat. He ultimately chose the sabre-tooth.
Behind the scenesEdit
In Saving the Sabretooth, Nigel incorrectly refers to the marsupial lion as a "lion with a pouch", and describes it as a cat.