In 1999, Van Hooijdonk reported in Cranium the finding of a calcaneum of the Machairodontinae felid Homotherium cf. latidens. In the present article, the build and hunting skills of Homotherium are compared to those of the extant felids. Specific adaptations in Homotherium suggest that it was not a fast hunter, nor a good jumper. Its way of locomotion was probably digitigrade. A little statue found in France and a mandible, recovered from the North Sea, suggest that Homotherium survived in Europe until the Late Pleistocene.