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the well-developed canine tooth in the male pig and similar large projecting teeth in some wild species. They are open-rooted so that they continue to grow. The upper and lower ones in the pig have growth directions that brings them together in such a way that they sharpen each other as the jaws move. Elephant tusks are modified incisor teeth, with the ivory being dentine.
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Major General Pilot Ahmad Bin Mohammad Al Thani, Director of the Dubai Police Airport Security Department, affirmed the importance of the environment campaign to save elephants which are under immense poaching pressure in Africa for their ivory tusks.
The Qing Dynasty tusks will be auctioned in Dorchester on Thursday.
14) suggested yet a second possibility leading to the decline or extinction of the mammoths in the region of the apparent iron micrometeorite-shower impact, which drove the metallic particles into the sides of the fossil tusks examined.
The 12-year-old suffered damage to his tusks after being given the brush-off by his future female partners as he tried to arrange a hot date.
Narwhal tusks have inspired legends, but scientists know very little about these creatures.
Experts say it was an adult mammoth that stood 12 feet tall, weighed several tons and had 8-foot-long tusks.
A CRAFTSMAN is using tusks from woolly mammoths to make bagpipes.
Poachers have killed a rare elephant with enormous tusks in Kenya, further endangering what was already a small group of elephants with experience crucial to their herds.
MANILA -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will no longer hold a ceremonial burning of some five tons of seized elephant tusks but assured that it will push through with crushing the confiscated ivory on June 21.
DAR ES SALAAM, Ramadan 24, 1432, Aug 24, 2011, SPA -- Tanzanian authorities have seized more than 1,000 elephant tusks hidden in sacks of dried fish at Zanzibar port, officials said on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
Damaged segments on fossils of male mastodons' tusks hint that the creatures engaged in fierce combat with each other during a specific time almost every year of their adult lives, a new study suggests.
A PAIR of elephant tusks found in a Scots factory have fetched a record pounds 380,000 at auction.