2IntroductionMany animals have teeth to tear, chew and grind their food.There are three main different diet types, which are: Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores.
3Carnivores (Leopard)Meat eating animals are called carnivores. They have sharp teeth for tearing and ripping their prey. They have daggerlike canines which can grow up to 6 inches long. They have smaller front teeth called incisors,which come together to bite or scrape meat from bones.
4Omnivores (humans)Omnivores teeth are multi use. This means they are able to eat meat, veg and plants. Sometimes at the same time. Their teeth are all different for different uses.
5Herbivore (horse)Herbivores eat plants, leaves and grass. They have square cheeks. They have molars and pre molars for grinding plants.Horses live on a diet of grass and cereals.
7Fab Facts Some dolphins have over 200 teeth. Animals' teeth are different depending on what foods they eat.Sharks lose teeth each week. They get new teeth when they lose the old ones. They may have over 20,000 teeth in a lifetime.
8More Fab FactsCrocodiles have 60 teeth in their mouth at any one time and can grow up to 2-3,000 teeth during their lifetime.Giraffes have 32 teeth, just like humans.Elephants have four sets of teeth in their lifetime. Their tusks are the longest teeth in the world.
9Extra Fab FactsBaleen whales don't have teeth. Instead they have stiff, fringed plates, made of the same stuff as human hair and fingernails. They hang down from the upper jaw and trap small fish and other food.