Herbivores and Carnivores

Herbivores

Herbivores are animals that depend on plants for their primary source of food and energy to survive. These animals possess digestive systems with the presence of symbiotic bacteria that have evolved in time to digest huge amounts of plant material since often the high amounts of cellulose make it difficult for animals to digest.  Their saliva also has carbohydrate digestive enzymes.


Herbivores can be classified further into fruit-eaters (frugivores), seed-eaters (granivores), nectar-eaters (nectivores), and leaf-eaters (folivores). Examples of herbivores can include goat, deer, koalas, some birds, caterpillars, crickets and more.