Five things about the narwhal tusk donated to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Published on Jun 20, 2014 11:53 AM
On Wednesday, a rare, nine-foot-long (2.7m) narwhal tusk was donated to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum by Madam Hoo Miew Oon, 79, a great-grand-daughter of early Singapore pioneer "Whampoa" Hoo Ah Kay.
The tusk will be displayed in the museum for public viewing when it opens in the first quarter of next year.
Here are five things about the tusk and the bewildering-looking creature it belongs to.
1. The tusk is a male narwhal's one extremely long tooth, which scientists believe it uses as part of mating rituals and to display dominance over rival suitors.
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