What Do Herbivores Eat?

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Herbivores are animals that eat only plants. Examples of herbivores include grasshoppers, rabbits, and deer. All of these animals and insects obtain all of their nutrition and energy needs from plant materials and plant life.

There are millions of plant species all around the world. All of these species have different nutrition complexes that herbivores can enjoy. Different species of herbivores eat different plants and different parts of plants. The type of plants that herbivores enjoy depends on the herbivore’s size, digestive system, and location. There are also animals known as omnivores and carnivores. Omnivores eat both plants and animals while carnivores eat only animals.