A pseudo-ruminant is an animal with a three-chamber stomach. Camels, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas belong to this group of animals. The extra stomach chambers are used to ferment the tough vegetable matter that makes up th... More »

Pigs and chickens are non-ruminant, monogastric animals that digest food in one stomach, similar to humans. They are fed grains that digest easily, such as soybean meal for protein and corn for energy. More »

The main difference between ruminants and nonruminants is that ruminants have stomachs with four chambers that release nutrients from food by fermenting it before digestion. Most ruminants, except llamas and camels, have... More »

Each species of animal has slightly different behaviors when it comes to eating. Horses, for example, eat by biting off blades of grass with the front teeth and then chewing the grass with the molars. Dogs grab bites of ... More »

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Llama hair is referred to as fiber while still on the animal and wool once it is shaved. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and is free of lanolin, a fatty, yellow, viscous substance found naturally in sheep's woo... More »

In current English usage, post-1540s, a minx is not any sort of animal at all. It is an insulting word for a woman who is considered too flirtatious and rude. There is an obsolete English word, mynx, that dates from the ... More »

There are differing opinions about whether zoos are good or bad, but the most commonly accepted answer is that good zoos are a little of both as long as they promote conservation and animal welfare. There are also non-ac... More »