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Do Carnivores eat Carnivores?

Asked by Danny R. Glover, Last updated: Feb 18, 2020

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

Answered Jan 02, 2020

Not all carnivores will eat other carnivores, but there are a few that will eat other carnivores, such as the Secretary Bird, that can be found in Africa. This type of bird eats snakes, and all snakes are considered to be carnivores because of their diet. Most of the carnivores that are also eating carnivores usually have snakes in their diet.

As for the others, it seems that other carnivores just do not find other carnivores appealing, so they do not really bother trying to eat them. The sea lion is another example of a carnivore that eats other carnivores because it eats penguins and seals that are also considered to be carnivores.

 

L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Dec 20, 2019

Yes, Carnivores are animals that consume the flesh of other animals as food. Carnivores eat omnivores and herbivores, and some other carnivores can each other carnivores. Carnivores that eat other carnivores are known as tertiary consumers. Common examples are Killer whales and orcas. Killer whales consume seals and sea lions.

Both Seal lions and seals are carnivores that consume fish, octopuses, and so on. Another group of carnivores are obligate carnivores; this group of carnivores can only consume meat for survival. Their bodies are not adapted to digest plants properly. Examples are wild cats – Lions and tigers.

 

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