How Big Are a Hippos Teeth?


A hippo's canine teeth can grow as long as 3 feet in length so they can get pretty big.When their molars have worn down and are no longer able to grind up food, the hippo dies.
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The Hippopotamus- and for just reason it is protected from commercial hunting, has the largest teeth in proportion to body size of any living animal, even whale"s teeth are not
The hippopotamus's teeth, being made of bone, are usually white or a slight
(I3/3, C1/1, P4/4, M3/3) × 2 = 44. That means 6 upper and 6 lower incisors, 2 upper and 2 lower canines, 8 upper and 8 lower premolars, and 6 upper and 6 lower molars.
Elephants have four teeth, all molars, which have jagged ridges for grinding leaves, stems, and roots. Hippos have a full set of 12 teeth.
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Hippopotamidae Genus: Hippopotamus Species: Hippopotamus amphibius
The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) is a large, plant-eating African mammal, one of only two living and three (or four) recently extinct species in the family Hippopotamidae. Hippopotamuses ('hippopotami' is also... More »
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