Toothless animals and how they eat food

Whales: Whales are toothless mammals that use a feeding technique called filter feeding. They open their mouths wide to take in large volumes of water, along with small fish, plankton, and other organisms. The water is then filtered out through baleen plates while the prey is trapped and swallowed.

Pangolins: Pangolins have no teeth but instead use their long, sticky tongues to catch and eat ants, termites, and other insects. They extend their tongues rapidly to capture prey, which is then swallowed whole.

Anteaters: Anteaters have long snouts and tongues specially adapted for eating ants and termites. They use their sharp claws to tear open ant nests and then extend their tongues into the nest, lapping up insects with remarkable speed.

Birds: Many bird species, such as pigeons, sparrows, and doves, do not have teeth. Instead, they have beaks or bills designed for pecking, grasping, and manipulating food. Birds swallow food whole or break it into smaller pieces before swallowing.

Turtles: Turtles have beaks rather than teeth. They use their beaks to bite and tear food, including plants, fruits, insects, and small animals. Some turtles, such as sea turtles, have sharp edges on their beaks, which help them slice through vegetation and prey.

Manatees: Manatees are herbivorous mammals with no teeth in their upper jaw. They use their lips and flexible, prehensile lips to grasp and pull vegetation into their mouths. Manatees use their strong jaw muscles to grind and chew the vegetation before swallowing.

Sloths: Sloths have no front teeth but have a limited number of molars in the back of their mouths. They primarily feed on leaves, buds, and tender shoots, which they grasp with their lips and pull into their mouths. Sloths chew their food slowly and thoroughly before swallowing.