Lion Teeth Compared to Cheetah Teeth


Cheetah teeth are small compared to other cats such as the lion. Because the cheetah needs to breathe hard to run fast the nasal passages are enlarged. Since the passages are large there isn't as much room for the roots of teeth. Big teeth need big roots to hold them in place. Pictured on the left is a lion. Compare it to the cheetah on the right.

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