Different animals have different types of teeth. The shape of their teeth depends upon type of food they eat.
Animals like horse, cow, deer and goat eat grass and leaves of plants. They have sharp front teeth to cut the grass. They have broad teeth at the back to chew and grid the food. They do not have canines.
Some animals swallow their food without chewing it. When they rest, they bring the food back into their mouth and then chew it well with their grinding teeth. This is called chewing the cud.
Animals like lions and tigers have long pointed canines to grip and tear flesh.
Animals like squirrels, rabbits and mongoose nibble seeds, fruits and nuts.
They have sharp and narrow front teeth.
Have you seen the teeth of a shark? Saw –like teeth help the shark to tear its food. A shark can have up to 3,000 teeth.
Crocodiles do not have specialized teeth. They have peg-shaped teeth. They can not chew their food. They swallow it n chunks.
*Different animals have different types of teeth depending upon their food habits.
Animals like lions, tigers and bears live in caves. Elephants and deer live under trees. Rabbits and mongoose dig burrows. Moles live in underground tunnels where they can find worms to eat. Snakes live in holes made by others. They even live in abandoned ant-hills.
Chimpanzees live on trees as well as on the ground. Monkeys and bamboos live on trees and swing from one branch to another. Animals which live on trees are called arboreal animals.
Termites and ants live in ant-hills. These are made of hard mud. Inside the ant-hill are special rooms to store food. There are rooms for the baby ants also. The different rooms are connected by tunnels. Worker ants build the rooms and tunnels. They the ant-hill when it is damaged.
Shelter of water animals
Animals that live in water are called aquatic animals. Fish, seals, sea lions and walruses are some animals that live in the sea.
Some fish make their homes in the corals or among the underwater plants. A starfish lives on the sea rocks. Octopuses live amongst the rocks at the bottom of the sea.
The seashore provides shelter to crabs, turtles and sea worms. They live under the rocks or make holes in the sand.
Walruses spend their entire life in the cold sea water of the Polar Regions. They come out of the water to give birth.
Walruses have long tusks on their side of their mouth. They use these tusks to fight, dig holes in the ice and to pull themselves out of the sea.