So far we’ve talked about carnivore teeth and herbivore teeth and today we’re moving on to omnivore teeth! Omnivores are animals that eat both plants and animals. They have teeth to help them with both of those items.
Sloths eat plants, flowers and small insects. They have peg shaped teeth to break down plant material. They have no incisors.
Warthogs are grazers. They also eat grubs, eggs and carrion.
Warthogs have 2 pair of tusks that grow outside of their mouth. The bottom tusks can get razor sharp by rubbing against the top tusks. They use their tusks for digging, fights with other warthogs and protecting themselves against predators.
Bears are some of the most famous omnivores out there. They have chompers for eating fish, but love to eat berries and nuts too.
Seagulls are also omnivores. They are famous for eating all kinds of animals and plant material. Seagulls have many different types of hunting techniques. They use their beaks have no teeth.
Raccoons are also omnivores. The have regular omnivore teeth, but their top incisors have one sharp edge to help them eat nuts, berries, rodents and frogs.
Omnivore teeth are a great combination of sharp teeth for eating animals and flat molar teeth to crush plant material! Some omnivores have neat teeth adaptations for eating! We think all animal teeth are super cool!
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Who would have guessed these animals would have something in common. Very interesting.