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Big Cat's Canines and Claws

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South China tiger, an old male that probably dated from 50-100 years ago.


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African lioness


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Bengal tiger, very rare from the captive outside of India.


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The lion here is a sub adult male


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"When the tiger stalks the jungle like the lowering clouds of a thunderstorm, the leopard moves as silently as mist drifting on a dawn wind." -Indian proverb
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How do you know it is a sub adult male out of curiosity?
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(11-05-2015, 05:37 AM)Pckts Wrote: How do you know it is a sub adult male out of curiosity?


Jawa Rumbia informed me
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Yeah, i think it is a sub-adult lion claw.. Correct me if i were wrong @Pckts...
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(11-05-2015, 06:10 AM)JawaRumbia Wrote: Yeah, i think it is a sub-adult lion claw.. Correct me if i were wrong @Pckts...

I don't know if it is or not, I never read anything on where those claws were received from.
My guess is that you shouldn't see that much of a difference between the two, so it may be a smaller claw (sub adult, female) but it may not. I would say the most understudied piece of anatomy of any big cat would be their claws.
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(11-05-2015, 06:16 AM)Pckts Wrote:
(11-05-2015, 06:10 AM)JawaRumbia Wrote: Yeah, i think it is a sub-adult lion claw.. Correct me if i were wrong @Pckts...

I don't know if it is or not, I never read anything on where those claws were received from.
My guess is that you shouldn't see that much of a difference between the two, so it may be a smaller claw (sub adult, female) but it may not. I would say the most understudied piece of anatomy of any big cat would be their claws.


I agree, there would be a minimal difference, as is most between lions and tigers. And regarding big cat claws I would love to see more studies on them.
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Yes, unlike the canines, the claws are virtually no different between these two great cat species.
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(10-28-2015, 01:54 AM)Pckts Wrote: I know they say clouded leopard canines are the same length as tigers, do you know of any that truly reach the same length that you have seen?
These above certainly do not to my eye.

Here is the size difference between a male South China tiger and a very large male clouded leopard.


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African lion; upper canines 11 cm and lower canines 9 cm.


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Subadult Amur tiger; a dead specimen from the captivity.


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