How do herbivores differ from carnivores?

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Jul 28, 2014

Herbivores primarily eat organisms from the Plant Kingdom. Examples include cows and sheep. Eating Fungi usually makes you a herbivore too.

Carnivores primary eat organisms from the Animal Kingdom. Examples include lions and tigers. Insectivores (which eat invertebrates, for example some types of bats) are also classed as carnivores.

If an organism eats both plants and animals it is termed an omnivore.

Due to their different diets, each type of feeder has specific adaptations of their feeding parts, digestive systems, physiology, sense organs and behaviours.