Cars, trucks, and anything related to a cow have horns. Horns on living beings are forever-acquisitions, and are extensions of the skull. Animal horns have a covering of keratin and other proteins that surround a living bone. Vehicle horns are not natural and I don’t know or care what they are made of.
African Kudus sometimes like to have stylized horns
Many beetles have horns
Big-horned sheep deserve their name
Giraffes often have fluffy horns
The breed Texas Longhorns have long horns!
Animals sometimes lock horns when they are fighting, and when people fight, we often say “they locked horns over” something.
Golden Jackals have horns in the middle of their foreheads
Sometimes our species grow horns
Many kinds of lizards have horns
Deer, and all the relatives of the deer such as the moose, goats and antelope have antlers. Antlers are made of dead bone, and they are shed and regrown again every year. Size does count. Females like males with big antlers, as they are a sign of health and dominance. After mating season, the males usually shed their antlers. Then they begin to grow again in the spring, and can grow as much as 2.54 centimeters per day!
Dogs love to chew on antlers, and you should consider getting your dog an antlered playmate.
Sometimes males decorate their antlers, Probably to enhance their size.
Young, competitive deer stags
In spite of their heavy antlers, moose always seem to be content. (there is no plural for moose, don’t let anybody tell you it is meese.)
An elk with antlers in velvet stage of antler growth
Male and female reindeer both grow large antlers and caribou are of the same family
Sometimes Boy Scout troops are permitted to gather discarded antlers and sell them to benefit wildlife projects
Other animals have tusks, which are nothing more than protruding teeth, and usually occur in pairs. Tusks help animals feed and are useful for self-defense. Usually they are simply canine teeth.
Narwhals are the most mysterious whales in the world. The males have one very long tusk, like aquatic unicorns.
Wild boar have 4 tusks, and the upper tusks are there to sharpen the lower tusks.
Both male and female walruses have two ivory tusks that they use for hunting. Sometimes they hunt narwhals or seals, and humans and polar bears hunt them.
Elephants have magnificent tusks, much coveted by humans. But they are evolving to not grow tusks.
Tuskless elephants in Mozambique, descendants of victims of the civil war, which was partly financed by their
ancestors’ ivory tusks.
Do rhinos have horns, antlers or tusks?
I really don’t know how long Betsy has been my teacher. I do know she is the best teacher I have ever had. She can join daily happenings with an admirable sense of humor that makes her classes quite unique. She is intelligent, smart, very confident and besides everything she became a close friend of us. It’s a privilege being her student.
I have known Betsy for a long time, and in all these years I have learned so much from her… not just English, but from her vast experience as a teacher and as a person. Being an excellent teacher is not just about knowing your subject perfectly (which is of course the case since English is her first language) but also about loving to learn and to relate to people from all kinds of backgrounds and ages. I had as much fun in her classes as a nerdy Star Wars / Elvis teen fan as I do now as busy working grown up!
Betsy is my little sister, and I am very proud of her for her amazing language capabilities. When she was just a small girl, she would sometimes make up new words when she needed to, to avoid being slowed down by not knowing the “mainstream” word. Example: her word, “benext”, a combination of “beside” and “next to”, which simple meant “do lado” (but long before she ever encountered Portuguese, of course).
Betsy is a very nice teacher. She is dedicate, loves the students and always try to help us with our problems. Every each class we can learn different things and Betsy prepares excellent exercises each day. I love my English Class.