External Features Of A Lion's Nervous System

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The external features of a lion help them survive in their habitat. Both females and males have a golden tan color that help them camouflage to their surroundings. However, there does exist a white variant which appears once in awhile in some lions. There is a huge external difference that separates males and females which is the male's mane. The mane is large and bushy, and it stretches all the way from the neck to the beginning of its back. It also gets darker as the lion ages. The lion has less muscle mass than other animals of its size, however this allows it to move quicker and more gracefully. Because of its great strength and power out of most in the cat family, it is easier for the lion to overpower its prey. Lions walk on their toes …show more content…
It is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Although it is similar to a human’s nervous system, its brain is a lot smaller and not as developed. Neurons make up both the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Neurological circuits are composed of these neurons which are used to send signals throughout the body. There are three different types of neurons. First, it’s the sensory neurons that transport information from parts of the body to the brainstem and spinal cord. Next, the motor neurons do the opposite. Instead of carrying information to the brainstem and spinal cord, they carry out information from the brainstem and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Lastly, these neurons are in charge when the body is unconscious to regulate basic necessities. This is called the autonomic nervous system. Also, the lion develops from a single nerve cord. There are three main sections in the brain. These are the brainstem, the cerebrum, and the cerebellum. The brainstem controls the basic life functions. The cerebrum is in charge of the decision-making. Lastly, the cerebellum is in charge of movement. The central nervous system is the source of transportation to send signals from cells to other cells, to other parts of the body, or to receive feedback. This is carried out by nerve fibers that carry out electrical impulses. Nerves that run from the brain towards the dorsal parts of the brain and neck are part of the peripheral nervous system. These nerves run throughout the entire body. The nerves that are entering and exiting the spinal cord are also part of the peripheral nervous system. Body parts such as the legs and tails receive messages thanks to these functions. The path of these nerve impulses are travelling down the spinal cord from the brain, out the peripheral nerves, and back again. Although, the nervous system will stop working for the animal if there are genetic defects present,

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