What Do Omnivores Eat?

Omnivores eat a variety of material such as algae, fungi, animals and plants, and they are an important part of the food web. Humans, most birds, many mammals, fish and some reptiles are omnivorous. Some individual examples of omnivorous animals and insects are bears, ants, robins, skunks, box turtles and red foxes.

A number of omnivores have adapted over time and possess traits of both herbivores and carnivores. This allows them to easily chew up plant matter and rip meat apart. A good example of an omnivore that has biologically adapted to its environment is the raccoon, which has sharp teeth and long fingers with quick paws that allow them to not only catch small prey, but also gather plants and fruit.