Lomen Bros 1915
Canid and Felidae Skeletons
Note the similarities in skull structure between the carnivores - forward-facing eyes with depth perception, sharp fangs, and large temporal surfaces for muscle attachment. The size of the mandibular muscles and strong vaulting of the skull affords the massive jaw strength that can be required to crunch through, at a minimum, tough skin and sinew. In the case of the hyena, the mandibles are strong enough to break up the bones of even large cattle.
Das thierleben in Schönbrunn, 1904.
Java Indonesia, c1870