Smilodon (nicknamed "Hairy fast-biters") like her are best known for their elongated fangs (saber-teeth) sticking out of their upper jaws (though they don't have these as kittens) and Paula is no exception.
She also has muscular arms which are used to subdue prey before biting (otherwise the teeth could break).
Paula is a tough fellow, never really backing down from a challenge, though she does have her senses when needing to keep alive.
She is actually fascinated by interspecies bonding; believing it could be beneficial.
She is somewhat similar to Shira of the Ice Age franchise.