Male lion skull

  • Michael Frank, Royal Veterinary College
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Male lion skull. Michael Frank, Royal Veterinary College. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Photograph of the skull from a male lion (Panthera leo). This skull shows the short jaw of the lion with extensive attachments for facial muscle to enable a powerful bite. The long canine teeth are designed to go deep into the prey whilst the scissor like carnassial teeth can cut through skin and flesh easily.

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