Trivia for Kids: Elephant Teeth!

An elephant has two upper molars and two lower molars that measure one foot across and weigh about 9lbs.  Because elephants grind their food instead of chewing it, their teeth are worn down to the gum line and eventually fall out.  After all, they do grind at least 100lbs of vegetation each day. Eventually, their new teeth will appear.  An elephant may go through six sets of teeth in its lifetime.




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