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Are there animals who don't have teeth?

Are there animals who don't have teeth?

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Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Oct 25, 2020

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A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Oct 31, 2018

There are some animals that are known for their teeth. For example, the extinct saber-toothed tiger had large teeth that will surely be scary to a lot of people. Yet, there are also some animals who do not have any teeth at all. There are different species of fish that do not have teeth.

There are some animals that are known for their teeth. For example, the extinct saber-toothed tiger
The turtles that you may be taking care of at home may not have teeth as well. Tortoises do not have teeth too but there are some who would be able to remove your fingers through their jaws. There are also different birds that rely on beaks instead of teeth. Can you still think of other animals that do not have teeth at all?

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S. Hughes

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Answered Jun 11, 2018

Anteaters and pangolins are the only two mammals that don’t have teeth. Both animals have powerful claws which they use to dig into ant hills and rotting wood to locate larvae, grubs, and other insects such as termites. After digging, they then pick up their prey with their long sticky tongues.

Anteaters and pangolins are the only two mammals that don’t have teeth. Both animals have
An anteater’s tongue is twice as long as its head. A pangolin’s tongue is longer than its body and extends back into a special cavity within its abdomens. It also consume small rocks and pebbles to help with digestion similar to the way gizzards function in birds such as ducks, chickens and turkeys.

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