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PAWS, MUSCLES AND SKELETON

 

 

In adults, the Lion front pads are between 110-130mm wide and 90-120mm long, compared to leopards smaller pads which are approx 70-90mm.

 

Insert: see the difference between lion and leopard tracks. 

 

Lions walk on their "toes" with their heels of the ground.

 

 

 

Sketch of the adult lion skeleton

A sketch of the muscle structure of an adult lion

Sketch of combined muscle and skeleton structure


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