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Posted by: Haidee82 Dec 19 2010, 03:23 AM

I work with black and white rhino in Australia and just wondering if anyone knows much anout rhino teeth>

I have found a few broken half teeth around over the years and wondering if anyone knows do they have baby teeth which fall out at a certin age and have new ones that come through? Or do they have ones that are numerous sets that are waiting to come through when others fall out?

If anyone can shed some light on the subject that would be fantastic and much appreciated biggrin.gif

Posted by: toonmaj Dec 28 2010, 10:47 PM
Can i buy a tooth from you for my collections? huh.gif

Posted by: Haidee82 Dec 29 2010, 09:11 AM
Sorry would love to help but that is not allowed smile.gif

Posted by: toonmaj Dec 29 2010, 11:50 PM
Really, I know that it is illegal to sell the horn but loose tooth sad.gif

Posted by: ZooSchool Aug 16 2013, 04:14 AM
I haven't gained a definitive answer from any expert but we have teeth from White Rhino (whole) and have been told both that;
a) they have baby teeth and shed them
cool.gif that teeth move forward and are progressively shed.

Id be interested in hearing from anyone with more expertise

Posted by: Leahnorabelle Feb 7 2014, 12:33 PM
Hello, I have read that with white rhino Premolars 2, 3 and 4 begin to erupt at three years (we usually find parts or whole teeth in pens while cleaning at this age with our calves) and are full 'in wear' by 8yrs. The first premolar doesn't change.

Posted by: kdcab Mar 14 2018, 09:40 AM
great info.