Splitting from its ancestor, the saberden has become a pack predator that uses both cunning and teamwork to take down their prey. Forming packs consisting of 6-7 adults’ females and a single male, they stalk their territories in search of suitable prey. Once found, they single out and surround it before ambushing it, typically with one of them chasing it into the others. The male then eats first, followed by the females and young.
Outside of hunting, the pack tends to frequent a specific den, typically surrounded by the bones of their prey. The young tend to chew on these as their fangs develop, while the adults laze about all day until night comes, during which they then go on a hunt while one female remains behind to protect the young. Young males will leave a pack and, if they are lucky, challenge and best a pack leader and replace him when they are old enough.
Males, when fully grown, can reach 2 meters in length. They are also generally more bulky and muscular, as well as possessing more bushy back hair. Females, on the other hand, are slimmer and smaller in size, reaching only a meter in length.
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