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Classify Animals Based on The Type of Food They Eat

Introduction

A carnivore is an animal whose diet consists of meat. Carnivores have sharp teeth and claws for catching prey, and their digestive systems are suited to processing the flesh. Carnivores are classified into two categories: predators and scavengers.

A carnivore’s prey is usually another animal of the same species, or a different one if it can catch that particular species. For example, wolves hunt deer, goats and sheep because they exist in the same ecosystem where these wild animals live; but if they were able to catch deer or other herbivores, their diets would change dramatically! If one were to use this principle with domesticated animals like cows or pigs (which are not native species in their natural habitats), you would see a dramatic difference between those who eat beef vs chicken but only by degree not kind! In fact, we may have already seen that shift with some … Read the rest