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How many teeth does a wolf have?



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Asked by Katiechan, Last updated: Oct 24, 2020

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo
Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Sep 05, 2017

A wolf has forty-two teeth, twenty on the upper jaw and twenty-two on the lower jaw. These jaws have one of the largest bite forces in a canine. A grown wolf can easily crush bone in its mouth in just a few bites. This comes from their number of premolars, the teeth that can allow the animal, or human, to get through the bone when enough are in the mouth.

A grown wolf has a total of sixteen premolars in their mouth - with eight premolars on the upper jaw and eight on the lower jaw. A wolf’s teeth are generally small in size. This allows them to get deep into their prey, and allows them to be able to separate the muscle, grit, and meat.

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John Smith

John Smith

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Answered Aug 11, 2017

42 teeth
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