Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hyena paws and teeth

As you can see from the picture to the left, hyena paws are pretty massive (...although in the interest of full disclosure, I do have freakishly small hands).

Also, Kate wasn't kidding when she said hyenas have clean teeth—check out these pearly whites. As she mentioned, that's probably from all the bone they eat and chew.

Compare them to the teeth of the male lion below—lions don't eat much bone at all, and this guy's teeth are noticeably more yellow because of it.


dp said...

We feed our dogs lots of raw bone and their teeth look like that too. Fantastic pictures!

Anonymous said...

I can always tell which posts are yours before I see who posted it. I.e "freakishly small hands" and "1) food 2)bathroom" :)
miss you much!

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