Are elephants teeth made from ivory too?



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    Yes. Ivory is the bulk of the teeth of elephants, as well as other animals such as walruses and hippopotamuses. Elephants’ tusks, famous for ivory, are actually just extremely large teeth (upper second incisors).

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    Yes, the teeth and the tusks of elephants are made from ivory. An elephant begins with two front teeth which eventually fall out after a year, and then are replaced by the two large, ivory tusks. The tusks are larger in African elephants, and can grow to be over two hundred pounds. In addition to the tusks, elephants grow about 24 molar teeth total, with new larger teeth replacing worn down molars. Sadly, elephants are hunted and killed for their ivory teeth by poachers.

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