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Animals: Herbivore, Omnivore and Carnivore
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Any animal that eats only plants will be
classified as an herbivore. Just because they
don't eat meat doesn't mean all herbivores
are small. Guinea pigs, rabbits, snails and
butterflies are all good examples of small
herbivores, but horses, cows, zebras, deer
and elephants are herbivores, as well. In
prehistoric times, many dinosaurs ate only
plants and they reached gigantic
proportions. Many different types of animals
can be herbivores, including mammals,
insects, worms, invertebrates and even
some birds.

Any animal that sustains itself solely on meat
is classified as a carnivore. Carnivores often
have sharper teeth or even fangs to help
tear up flesh. Most of the time in their
ecosystem, carnivores will prey on
herbivores though they may eat omnivores
or even other carnivores depending on
what food is available. Small carnivores can
include spiders, frogs and bats. Medium-size
carnivores might include larger birds, such
as eagles and hawks, snakes, and anteaters.
Large carnivores range from wild dogs and
wolves to large predators like lions, tigers or

Any animal that can eat both plants and
animals is an omnivore. People are
omnivores, containing with flat and sharp
teeth and the ability to digest meat, fruit,
and vegetables for food. Bears are another
example of omnivores as they eat both
berries and meat. Medium-size omnivores
include animals like raccoons, pigs and

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