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Elephant Tusk

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The African forest elephant is the third largest living terrestrial animal. The elephants' tusks are the second set of incisors. Incisors are a mammal's front teeth. The tusks are used for digging up roots and stripping bark from trees for food. Tusks are also used for fighting and defending themselves.
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Adel Korkor
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Southern Africa
The African forest elephant is the third largest living terrestrial animal.  The elephants' tusks are the second set of incisors.  Incisors are a mammal's front teeth.  The tusks are used for digging up roots and stripping bark from trees for food.  Tusks are also used for fighting and defending themselves.