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        The Big Cats

        The experts dissect a lion and travel to South Africa to see them in the wild. Observe how the anatomy of big cats work — from their powerful forearms and retractable claws, to their killing bite. One of their most characteristic features — and what distinguishes them from the small cats — is their ability to roar. It's something that has intrigued scientists, so the team delve into the lion's throat to find the voice box and make a discovery that helps explain the way the vocal apparatus works like a trombone. 

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        Lion Jaw

        Understand how the anatomy of the lion contributes to its powerful killing bite.

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        Lion Larynx

        The team delves into the lion's throat to find the voice box and make a discovery that helps explain the way the vocal apparatus works like a trombone.

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        Lion Lower Limb

        Explore the anatomy of the lion's retracting paw.

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        Lion Mane

        The experts try to find out why male lions have their distinctive mane of fur.

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        Lion Shoulder

        The lion has massive muscles attached to free-floating shoulder blades that give it a long, powerful stride.

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        Lion Stomach

        Lions have a flap of skin that folds open while engorging, allowing the lion to eat about 30% of its body weight in one sitting.

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