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Apr 9, 2020
Hooray, hooray, it's Unicorn Day!
© Eric Baccega/Minden Pictures
Today is Unicorn Day—or what celebrants call 'the sparkliest holiday of the year.' To honor the mythical horned beast, we bring you the next best thing: a pod of narwhals brandishing their tusks in the Arctic Ocean. Narwhals develop only two teeth, but—in males especially—the left canine can grow into a 9-foot-long spiraled tusk. The tusk juts right through the narwhal's upper lip, lending the whale the nickname 'unicorn of the sea.'
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Quick fact:Scientists aren't entirely sure why narwhals have tusks, although they might be used in mating rituals.