Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: A lion's tongue

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications


On this wonderfully wild Wednesday, a bit of advice: avoid getting licked by a lion

Close up of a lion's tongue. Photo by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo


Look at the rows and rows of sharp hooks on this lion’s tongue, designed to get meat off of bones lickety-split, and you’ll understand why this is good advice.

Photo by Dennis Conner/Woodland Park Zoo.


2 comments:

  1. Holy Cow. It already feels like sandpaper when being licked by a domestic kitty.
    This would feel like a cheese grater, if not worse.
    Very interesting!

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  2. Great shot, and a fantastic #WildWed contribution!

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