African Lion Front Claw measures 2.6 inches. The African Lion Front Claw is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Our precise claw can be used as a teaching tool, museum claw exhibit, home decor claw, or office decor claw.

The African lion or Panthera leo is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. Male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most recognizable feature of the species.

With a typical head-to-body length of 72 to 82 in. they are larger than females at 63 to 72 in. The African lion or Panthera leo is a social species, forming groups called prides.

A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females and cubs. Groups of female lions usually hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. The African lion or Panthera leo live in a wide variety of semi-arid grass and sanana areas of India and lower Africa.

In Panthera species, the dorsal profile of the skull is flattish or evenly convex. The frontal interorbital area is not noticeably elevated, and the area behind the elevation is less steeply sloped.

The basicranial axis is nearly horizontal. The inner chamber of the bullae is large, the outer small. The partition between them is close to the external auditory meatus. The convexly rounded chin is sloping.

All The African lion or Panthera leo species have an incompletely ossified hyoid bone. Specially adapted larynx with proportionally larger vocal folds are covered in a large fibro-elastic pad.

These characteristics enable all Panthera species except snow leopard to roar. Panthera species can prusten, which is a short, soft, snorting sound; it is used during contact between friendly individuals. The roar is an especially loud call with a distinctive pattern that depends on the species.

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2.6 in
African Lion Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Feliformia
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Pantherinae
Genus: Panthera
Species: P. leo
Binomial name: Panthera leo
Conservation status: Vulnerable – A vulnerable species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as likely to become endangered unless the circumstances that are threatening its survival and reproduction improve.