List of herbivorous animals
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This is a list of herbivorous animals. Herbivores are animals that eat plants. Herbivory is a form of predation in which an organism consumes principally autotrophs[page needed] such as plants, algae and photosynthesizing bacteria. More generally, organisms that feed on autotrophs in general are known as primary consumers.
Mammals (formally Mammalia) are a class of vertebrate, air-breathing animals whose females are characterized by the possession of mammary glands while both males and females are characterized by hair and/or fur, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in the brain. Some mammals have sweat glands, but most do not. Some mammals are herbivorous, and some are not. Herbivorous mammals include:
- Guinea pig
- American Bison+
- European bison+
- African buffalo+
- Giant eland+
- White tailed deer+
- Bactrian camel+
- Mountain goat+
Most placental, herbivorous mammals look similar. Deer, cattle, rhinos, elephants, hippos, horses and giraffes. A long with sheep, goats, camels and llamas. The ones that have + next to them fall into this catgory.
- Birds (class: Aves are winged, bipedal, endothermic (warm-blooded), egg-laying, vertebrate animals. There are around 10,000 living species, making them the most varied of tetrapod vertebrates. Some birds are herbivorous, and some are not.)