Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Sun bear and their teeth

Fun fact of the day…

The sun bear’s teeth are flatter than those of other bears.

And since I forgot to post a fact yesterday here is an extra bit about them…

their canine teeth are long enough to stick out a bit between their lips.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-sun_bear.html

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Eating Bamboo

Fun fact of the day…

Pandas grasp bamboo stalks with their five fingers and a special wrist bone, then use their teeth to peel off the tough outer layers to reveal the soft inner tissue.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Rows of sharp teeth you say?

Fun fact of the day…

Even though sharks have rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth, they don’t use their pearly whites to chew their prey. Shark teeth are strictly for ripping, and the resulting chunks are swallowed whole.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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Cartilage

Fun fact of the day…

Sharks’ skeletons are made of cartilage, an elastic tissue that is much softer than bones. When a shark dies, salt from the ocean water completely dissolves its skeleton, leaving only the shark’s teeth behind.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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Frilled Shark

Fun fact of the day…

The frilled shark’s circular mouth, filled with more than 300 spiny teeth, earns it the nickname of the modern Loch Ness monster. You won’t find it near Scotland, though; it calls the oceans around Japan, New Zealand and Africa home.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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More squirrels

Fun fact of the day…

Squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don’t wear down from the constant gnawing.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/squirrel/

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Floss those teeth!

Fun fact of the day…

Some monkeys in Thailand teach their young to floss

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7940052.stm

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Teeth

Fun fact of the day…

Some dinosaurs had more than 1,000 teeth

http://www.dinodon.com/15facts.htm

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Hamster teeth

Fun fact of the day…

Hamster’s teeth never stop growing

http://www.petco.com/Content/ArticleList/Article/19/20/820/Basic-Grooming-and-Cleanliness.aspx

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Mosquito

Fun fact of the day…

A mosquito has 47 teeth.

http://www.bestfunfacts.com/mosquitoes.html

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