elephant teeth

The evolution of elephant teeth

Elephants have the largest teeth of other mammals in the world. Normally, they have 26 teeth including their tusks.

The structure of Asian elephant teeth has a compression structure food in terms of crushing plants for ingestion and digestion.

The tusk is the upper pairs of teeth which will instead of baby teeth when the elephants are between 6-12 months. After that, tusks can grow about 17 cm. each year.

The benefits of tusk are used to dig for water, salt, or root. Moreover, it is used to scratch the bark in order to eat it and also be used to move various items.

The good tusks are usually shorter and have a round shape in which male elephants have longer tusks than females.