Animals - What Do They Eat?
Sharks eat other fish. Sharks are carnivores.

Animals - What Do They Eat?

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All animals have to eat food to live and grow. Some animals eat only plants. They are called herbivores. Some animals eat only meat. They are called carnivores. Some animals eat both plants and meat. They are called omnivores. Which animals are herbivores? Which are carnivores? Which are omnivores? You can group animals by what they eat.

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1.
Tom is eating a beefburger. It is in a bun with lettuce and tomato. Tom is an _____.
Herbivore
Omnivore
Carnivore
Decomposer
Are you an omnivore?
2.
Carnivores eat meat. Carnivores eat other animals for their food. Which one of these animals is a carnivore?
Zebra
Gazelle
Giraffe
Lion
A lion will eat a zebra, or a gazelle, or a giraffe. Lions are big cats. All cats are carnivores
3.
The tiger is a big cat. It is a carnivore. Carnivores eat _____  _____.
Fresh vegetables
Green vegetables
Other animals
Only fish
Do you have a cat? Cat food is made from meat
4.
Carnivores only eat meat. They eat other animals. Which one of these is a carnivore?
Greenfly
Elephant
Deer
Ladybird
The ladybug doesn’t look like a meat eater. But the ladybug eats greenfly. Greenfly feed on plants
5.
Omnivores naturally eat both plants and animals. Which one of these animals is an omnivore?
Cow
Tiger
Chimpanzee
Wolf
Monkeys, apes and human beings are all omnivores. Some people are vegetarians. But we can eat both meat and vegetables
6.
Herbivores eat only plants. Which one of these animals is a herbivore?
Badger
Fox
Eagle
Sheep
Cows and sheep eat grass. Cows and sheep are herbivores
7.
Cows and sheep are not the only herbivores. Lots of animals only eat plants. Which one of these is a herbivore?
Spider
Caterpillar
Pig
Monkey
Spiders eat flies. They catch flies in webs. Pigs and monkeys are both omnivores. Caterpillars chomp their way through the leaves of plants
8.
A lot of animals are omnivores. They will eat whatever they can. Which one of these animals is an omnivore?
Eagle
Rabbit
Giraffe
Chicken
The eagle is a carnivore. Chickens scratch around. They will eat grass, seeds and grains. But they will also eat small slugs, worms and insects
9.
A rabbit eats grass. A fox eats the rabbit. Which living thing makes the food for the fox?
Grass
Rabbit
Fox
Cow
Only plants make food. Animals just eat food
10.
The rhinoceros looks like a meat-eater. But the rhino is a herbivore. Herbivores eat _____  _____.
Only plants
Only animals
Only omnivores
Only carnivores
The rhino only eats plants. But it is a big animal and it can be very dangerous
Author:  David Bland

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