Under Federal law, you can sell your Asian elephant ivory within your state (intrastate commerce) if you can demonstrate that your ivory was lawfully imported prior to the date that the Asian elephant was listed in CITES Appendix I (July 1, 1975). Some states have laws prohibiting or restricting sale of ivory.
Do elephant tusks grow back after being cut off?
Nearly all African elephants have tusks as do most male Asian elephants. In the same way that a human tooth does not grow back if its removed, neither does an elephants tusk. Once these protruding teeth are removed, an elephant will never grow more.
What is the difference between ivory and regular teeth?
As nouns the difference between teeth and ivory is that teeth is (tooth) while ivory is (uncountable) the hard white form of dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses and other animals.
Is ivory more expensive than gold?
Newfound wealth in countries like China, Vietnam and Thailand is fueling demand for luxury items including rhino horns and ivory, causing prices to skyrocket. Now, pound for pound, the dense white stuff is worth more than gold.