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

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

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

  2. Daniel J. Neumann profile image60
    Daniel J. Neumannposted 7 years ago

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

  3. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 7 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 image57
    Bat eyesposted 7 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 image60
    PETER LUMETTAposted 6 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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