Object of the Week – 15/11/12

 

Can you guess what this is?

 

 

Did you know what last week’s object of the week was?

Well done if you knew it was an Elephant tooth. The skull of the Elephant is on the first floor of the Museum under the Bird window memorial.

Elephant teeth are simply amazing! They have a very distinctive appearance – like a series of vertical plates glued together.

An elephant will go through six sets of teeth in their life. After this their teeth will wear down until they are no longer able to grind food. This means that old Elephants can starve even though there is an abundance of food.