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What is the difference between Carnivores and Herbivores?

Asked by Danny R. Glover, Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

Answered Jan 02, 2020

The main difference between carnivores and herbivores is the type of food that they eat. Carnivores will eat meat, while herbivores will eat only plants. There is another category available called omnivores. Those who are considered herbivores would eat both plants and meat. There are still other differences between carnivores and herbivores.

Their teeth will also be different from each other. Most herbivores would have flat and rounded teeth, while carnivores will have very sharp teeth. Carnivores would need to eat meat in order to survive. The only nutrients that they need will come from animal meat. Herbivores can eat plants and get the nutrients that they need from plants easily.

 

L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered Dec 20, 2019

Carnivores and herbivores are different classifications of animals based on bodily features, functions, and sources of energy. Carnivores are animals that consume the flesh of other animals as food. They have specialized teeth to help with tearing of meat. Their incisors and canine help them devour their prey. Examples are Lions, tigers, eagles, foxes, and sharks.

Herbivores, on the other hand, are animals that consume only plants for food. Herbivores are also known to have special dentition to assist with chewing. They have flat, spade-shaped canines and short incisors to help them grind plant leaves, grains, and seeds. Examples of herbivores include Horses, cows, donkeys, goats, deer, rhinoceros, and so on.

 

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