Humans have the ability to lock our knees to keep us in place, however, chimps and early primates do not have the ability to do so, therefore must use muscle to hold themselves up. The pelvis in early primates hold the vertebrate at a slightly different angle than that of a modern human. As hominids began walking upright, the pelvis began to take a bowl shape, supporting the visceral organs. This
Order: only eats meat = carnivore Family: has paws = feline Genera: Panthera (cat) Lions are the second largest member of the feline family. The males weigh about 330-550 pounds and the females weigh about 260-400 pounds. Of all the animals the lion stands tallest at the shoulder. Colors range from light brown to yellowish, reddish or dark ochraceous brown. Lions are the only members to show sexual dimorphism.
Their tail measures over half the length of the body. The average weight of a female cheetah is 90 to 110 pounds, whereas a male cheetah weighs anywhere from 110 to 140 pounds. The cheetah’s height from the shoulders is about 73 to 90cm high. The male cheetahs are usually always bigger than the females. Cheetahs thrive for areas with vast expanses of land, warm weather, and abundant prey.
Data and Observations: Create a data table to record your observations and measurements for each skull: Skull|Forehead|Face|Teeth|Foramen Magnum|Brain Cavity |Supraorbital Height (cm)| Pan troglodytes (modern chimpanzee)|Sloping|Flattened|Short/Dull|Rear|6.08cm|54.934cm| Homo sapiens(modern human)|Vertical|Flattened|Short/Dull|Front|9.01cm|67.703cm| Homo erectus(extinct hominid)|Vertical|Vertical|Short/Dull|Front|6.69cm|61.883cm| Australopithecus afarensis (extinct hominid)|Sloping |Vertical|Both/Both|Rear|5.92cm|53.209cm| Unidentified Fossil Skull |Sloping |Flattened|Short/Dull|Rear|6.60cm|51.364cm| Conclusion: I think that the unknown skull holds the most similarities to pan troglodytes. However, the unknown skull is also closely related to the Australopithecus afarensis skull. My hypothesis was right in that the unknown skull was very similar to the Australopithecus afarensis. However, I was a small bit off as the pan troglodytes ended up holding more similarities with the unknown skull. I think that the unknown skull was less
 In the wild, Burmese pythons grow to 3.7 metres (12 ft) on average, while specimens of more than 4 metres (13 ft) are uncommon.  In general, individuals over 5 metres are rare.  The record maximum length for Burmese Pythons is held by a female named “Baby”, that lived at Serpent Safari, Gurnee, Illinois, for 27 years. Shortly after death, her actual length was determined to be 5.74 metres (18 ft 10 in). Widely published data of specimens that were reported to have been even several feet longer are not verified.
Giant Panda Antony Guan Description The giant panda has a black-and-white coat. Adults measure around 1.2 to 1.8 meters long, including a tail of about 13 cm. Males can weigh up to 160 kilograms and females can weigh as little as 75 kg but can also weigh up to 125 kilograms. Average adult weight is 100 to 115 kilograms. The giant panda has a body shape typical of bears.
Author ID: 6064 Proposed species: Mountain gorilla Word Count: 880 Proposed action: save What is a mountain gorilla and are they endangered? The mountain gorilla is one of the four types of gorillas. Gorillas are linked back to great apes, which are the closest living thing relative to humans. The mountain gorilla is the largest of all the gorillas and is classified as endangered on the basis of its reduction to its population size. There are only roughly 700 gorillas in the world today and can only be found alive in three countries of Central Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.
Neanderthals were homogeneous species, and they are not human ancestors. Although, the difference between humans and Neanderthals when compared to apes is small. Neanderthals had a small population in the relatively recent past, and have no genetic or evolutionary connections with humans. Neanderthals displayed limited genetic diversity due to the lack of clear hybrids in the fossil record, and the lack of Neanderthal features in modern humans. Their limited genetic diversity suggests they went extinct, leaving no descendants.
Diprotodon - (Diprotodon Optatum) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Diprotodontia Family: Diprotodontidae Genus: Diprotodon The Diprotodon, meaning two front teeth, was the largest ever marsupial. The finding of fossils in Lake Callabonna in South Australia indicates that they became extinct around 40,000 to 25,000 years ago. It was 3m long from head to tail and stood 2m tall from feet to shoulder and weighed something in the region of 2500kg. Inhabiting dense forests, opens woodland and general scrub he Diprotodon could adapt to many environments. They were well adapted to eating plants as they had sharp front incisors and claws, which developed and grew endlessly throughout life, were well suited to chewing off pieces of vegetation and digging up roots.
In early hominids, aspects of bipedalism were seen in quadrupeds. But why was there a change? Well, for one, bipedalism became a much more efficient way of walking compared to quadrupedalism. Because of our longer legs and new muscles like the gluteus maximus, we are able to take strides with our legs which uses less muscle and energy compared to quadrupedal knuckle walking as seen in gorillas. In the lab, we saw from station 2 that walking on all fours was much less efficient compared to on two feet as the average times were almost double for walking on all fours.