She was born into a cruel and vicious world, the late Pleistocene Age, 126,000–12,000 years ago. A world of kill or be killed, a world where only the strongest would survive. She was the largest carnivorous mammal to have ever roamed the continent. Extremely robust with powerfully built jaws and very strong forelimbs, she had retractable claws allowing them to remain sharp when not in use. The first digits on each paw being semi-opposable with an enlarged six inch claw. Being double jointed, this could be rotated in any direction. She used this claw to slash at her intended prey as well as providing her with a secure footing when climbing trees. Her hind feet had four functional toes, the first digit being much reduced in size, possessing a roughened pad similar to that of possums.
Her group consisted of fifteen individuals. Most stood around a metre high at the shoulder and up to two and a half meters from head to tail. Nearly all averaged around eighty to one hundred kilos in weight. She was one of the largest, weighing in at more than one hundred and ten kilos. Although only a few years old, she bore scars from many previous fights. In her world the best fighter became the Alpha, the pack leader.
Although powerful animals, they were not particularly fast runners.
They were ambush predators and with the combination of the olive green fur and the brown stripes across the back they were virtually invisible among the bush and tall grasses their prey fed upon.