Animal Skulls

The skull is a bony structure that forms the head of the skeleton in most vertebrates. It supports the structures of the face and provides a protective cavity for the brain. The skull is composed of two parts: the cranium and the mandible. The skull forms the anterior most portion of the skeleton and is a product of cephalisation—housing the brain, and several sensory structures such as the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth.

In some animals such as horned ungulates, the skull also has a defensive function by providing the mount (on the frontal bone) for the horns.

Skulls have always been something that fascinated people. Some people collect a wide variety to display and study them. Others for research or in some cultures it is used for medicinal and several other practises. These days a lot of people incorporate skulls as part of their home décor to complement the theme or to have an object as interesting conversation starter or talking point. Whatever the case may be, skulls of different animals are fascinating and beautiful in their own right. And a constant reminder how wonderful creation can be in its little details.

Gallery

Giraffe Skull – Front view

Giraffe Skull – Side view

Baboon Skull – Side view

Baboon Skull – Front view

Warthog Skull – Front view

Warthog Skull – Side view

Impala jawbone

Zebra Skull – Side view