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What are the body parts of a lion?

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Starting with the head, a lion's body parts consist of eyes, ears, nose, muzzle, whiskers and mouth. Moving to the trunk, a lion has shoulders, a chest, sides, an abdomen, an underbelly, flanks, a back and a rump. The tail begins at the root and ends with a tuft.

A lion has two forelegs and two hind legs. Each leg has a paw, and paws contain retractable claws. A male lion also has a mane surrounding his head, and the mane flows down the neck to the upper back. The mane serves dual purposes. It offers neck protection during a fight and also makes the lion appear larger and more menacing to his rivals.


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