Would You Consider Elephant’s Tusks as Teeth or Horns?

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  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Would You Consider Elephant’s Tusks as Teeth or Horns?

  2. Daniel J. Neumann profile image61
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 8 years ago

    They seem to be used more as horns, than for grinding food up. Just my 2 cents.

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 8 years ago

    now look, I'm getting on a bit, 62 on Sunday,  but I think that, many years ago, I heard that elephant tusks are very long teeth?

  4. Bat eyes profile image56
    Bat eyesposted 8 years ago

    Elephants' tusks are just reeaaally long teeth.
    I think horns are supposed to be on an animal's head though.

  5. PETER LUMETTA profile image55
    PETER LUMETTAposted 7 years ago

    Elephant Ivory is constructed the same as a tooth. It has enamel on the surface and grows like a tree in concentric circles. So it is considered a tooth not a horn.

 
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