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  Herbivore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although such animals are sometimes referred to as being vegetarian, this term is more properly reserved for humans who choose not to eat meat as opposed to animals that are unable to.
The diets of some herbivorous animals vary with the seasons, especially in the temperate zones, where different plant foods are most available at different times of year.
Herbivores form an important link in the food chain as they transform the sun's energy stored in the plants to food that can be consumable by other carnivores up the food chain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herbivorous   (515 words)

 Keystone species - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Without a consensus on its exact definition, we are left to illustrate the concept of keystone species with a list of examples.
A classic keystone species is a small predator that prevents a particular herbivorous species from decimating a dominant plant species.
Yet without the predators, the herbivorous prey would explode in numbers, wipe out the dominant plants, and dramatically alter the character of the ecosystem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keystone_species   (616 words)

 American Red Cross- Animal Safety
In general most herbivorous animals are going to eat approximately 1-2% of their body weight in some form of "roughage." Roughage is hay or hay-like products (pellets, cubes, hay, etc.) In an emergency grain products ("concentrates") need not be given.
Animals often will return to a place they know as home, but you should not enter buildings that are already burning.
Loose animals on roads or highways can be easily injured and interfere with emergency rescue vehicles, so the animals should be directed towards a safer area such as a pasture.
www.redcross.org /services/disaster/beprepared/barnyard.html   (1014 words)

 Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dogs, like humans, are highly social animals and this similarity in their overall behavioral pattern accounts for their trainability, playfulness, and ability to fit into human households and social situations.
As with many species, the young wolves are more social and less dominant than adults; therefore, the selection for these characteristics, whether deliberate or inadvertent, is more likely to result in a simple retention of juvenile characteristics into adulthood than to generate a complex of independent new changes in behavior.
However, animal shelters in many parts of the United States report that the most-commonly available dog for adoption is the American Pit Bull Terrier or pit bull-type mixes, making up as much as 20 percent of dogs available for adoption, none of which would be registered with the AKC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dog   (5104 words)

 Tooth Detectives
Students will be able to recognize the dietary habits of living animal species through the examination of their teeth.
Herbivores have premolars whose crowns tend to wear to flat grinding surfaces and resemble the more posterior molar teeth.
Herbivores and omnivores generally display three flat-wearing molars having a somewhat square (upper jaw) or rectangular (lower jaw) outline.
www.beloit.edu /~SEPM/Fossil_Explorations/Tooth_Detectives.html   (1485 words)

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If a sector supports its maximum population of herbivores one year, the sector\rquote s ability to support herbivorous animals is reduced the next year by 15% the first year, 10% the second year of maximum population support and 8%, 6%, 4% and finally 2%, until it reaches its equilibrium support population.
Herbivores will 'look' ahead a certain number of tiles determined by their size and mobility, they will then move to the largest available source of their primary food source.
Herbivores are not awarded additional points, but omnivores get 50% more points than herbivores, and carnivores receive twice the points of an herbivore.
oz.plymouth.edu /~estiller/Fall04/NatureSimRevised920.doc   (1625 words)

 Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 5th edition, 2004
Animal anthrax occurs in at least three different forms: peracute or apoplectic form, acute form, and subacute to chronic form.
A list of manufacturers of anthrax vaccine for use in animals is given in Appendix V of ref. 14.
If any vaccinated animals die during the postchallenge observation period from a cause other than anthrax, and death is not associated with the vaccine, the test may be repeated.
www.oie.int /eng/normes/MMANUAL/A_00040.htm   (6647 words)

 The Effect of City Living on Urban Wildlife
Animals residing in the city are found to have higher incidence of some diseases, such as pox virus, trichmoniasis, salmonellosis, type-C botchillism and throat cancer (1973).
Scenario A is that the animals stay in the forest, while Scenario B sees the animals leave the forest to take residence in the humans' environment.
Animals living in an urban area are generally feared for possible diseases which they may carry.
www.uvm.edu /~rmaurizi/oldStuff/urban.html   (2504 words)

 Emergency Preparedness for Pets and Farm Animals:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Please notify the local animal shelter as soon as possible and be prepared to give a full description of the animal (i.e., color, breed, sex) and its location.
List your resources such as trucks, trailers, pasture and feed which might be needed in an evacuation.
Keep their veterinarian records as they may be needed for your animal to be released from any shelter or holding ground.
members.aol.com /fklusmann/Prepare/Animals.htm   (2174 words)

 News and Featured Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Listed below are the Animal Rescue Kouncil's (ARK) recommendations to help keep you and your animals safe and calm during a disaster.
Keep an updated list of their home and work numbers (update every six months) and select a neighborhood coordinator who will be ready to assist, should a disaster occur when you are not home.
Listed below are the Animal Rescue Kouncil's (ARK) recommendations to keep you and your animals safe and calm before, during and after a disaster.
www.co.multnomah.or.us /dbcs/pets/information/disasterPlan.shtml   (1770 words)

 BBC - Nature - Wildfacts -
Brontotheres were a group of animals common and widespread in the late Eocene, related to the chalicotheres, rhinos, tapirs and horses.
Although this animal looked like it should be a member of the camel family, it was actually related to a group of animals that no longer exists.
In elderly animals, it can reach 17.5cm (a quarter of the body length) Although its function is not known for sure, it is likely to be a visual signal used in mate choice.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/animals_a_z.shtml   (11689 words)

They are completely herbivorous (eat only plants) and most actively forage in the twilight or nighttime hours.
Because rabbits are herbivorous (plant-eating) and depend upon bacteria within their bowel for proper digestion, antibiotics given by mouth can wipe out these beneficial bowel microorganisms.
Below is a partial list of national rabbit specialty dubs and associations found in the Encyclopedia of Associations, which can be found in any local library.
www.ahc.umn.edu /rar/MNAALAS/Rabbits.html   (5065 words)

 The World of Animals
The animal kingdom is very large and has a variety of animals big and small which are found on land, in water and in air.
Animals which have a backbone or a bony skeleton, are called vertebrates.
Animals can move in different ways from one place to another in search of food and shelter and have different types of body organs.
www.indiaparenting.com /kidcentric/learning/science/001.shtml   (1022 words)

They have two flippers with three to four nails on each, and their head and face are wrinkled with whiskers on the snout.
The manatee's closest relative is the elephant and hyrax (a small furry animal that resembles a rodent).
Manatees are believed to have evolved from a wading, plant-eating animal.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/5960/manatee.html   (592 words)

 WOW Philippines :: Great Hideaways :: Diving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The largest Philippine wild animal, the tamaraw, is a species of the buffalo that is similar to the carabao.
Situated near the foot of the Mayon Volcano, Albay Park and Wildlife boasts of of 347 animals belonging to 75 species.
Palawan is home to the “dugong” or sea cow, the only herbivorous mammal today, while Donsol, Sorsogon is home to huge, gentle whale sharks which the locals call the “butanding”.
www.tourism.gov.ph /great_hideaways/wildlife.asp   (460 words)

 Pets and Farm Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Below is some information and recommendations to keep you and your animals safe and calm before, during and after a disaster.
Please notify the local animal shelter as soon as possible and be prepared to give a full description of the animal (e.g., color, breed, sex) and its location.
In general most herbivorous animals eat approximately 1-2% of their body weight in some form of “roughage" (hay or hay-like products, pellets, cubes, hay, etc.,).
members.aol.com /eklusmann/Prepare/Animals.htm   (2144 words)

 Amazon Animals mammals - manatee natural history
According to Colares and Colares (2002), manatees are more selective during high water, when eight species were identified as food plants.
During low water, the animals foraged on a greater diversity of plants, comprising 21 species in all.
The lifespan in the wild is not known, although some authorities cite a figure of 60 years.
www.junglephotos.com /amazon/amanimals/ammammals/manateenathist.shtml   (1323 words)

 A list of Australian mammals
This is a more comprehensive list of animals found in Australia, but definitely is not the definitive list.
The arrival of Dingos is considered to have contributed to the extinction of Thylacines from mainland Australia.
A strikingly marked animal characterised by a body pattern of dramatically contrasting areas of intense fl and white.
www.beluba.com.au /ww3/animals_list.htm   (1670 words)

 Dinosaur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Only a small handful of aquatic animals approach it in size, of which the blue whale is largest, reaching up to 190,000 kg (210 tons) and 33.5 m (110 ft) in length.
Interpretations based on the pose of a body fossil and its habitat, computer simulations of their biomechanics, and comparison with modern animals in similar ecological niches rely on speculation and promise to generate controversy for the foreseeable future.
During the reign of the dinosaurs, which encompassed the ensuing Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, every terrestrial animal larger than 1 m in length was a dinosaur.
dinosaur.iqnaut.net   (4641 words)

 Tip-Top-Hot Dogs - Coppermine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For example, heights range from just a few inches (such as the Chihuahua) to nearly three feet (such as the Irish Wolfhound), and colors range from white to fl with reds, grays, and browns also occurring in a tremendous variation of patterns.
Dogs, like humans, are highly social animals and pack hunters; this similarity in their overall behavioral design accounts for their trainability, playfulness, and ability to fit into human households and social situations.
Unlike a true obligate carnivore, such as a cat, a dog is able to healthily digest a variety of foods including vegetables and grains, and in fact requires a large proportion of these in its diet.
www.dogs.tiptophot.com   (1281 words)

 endangered animals - reports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sirenians are large animals weighing as much as 1,544 lb (700 kg) with a body length of up to 14.8 ft (4.5 m) and a large hard with a small mouth.
Their bones are heavy and dense for maintaining near-neutral buoyancy so that these animals can easily stay submerged while feeding.
The upper lips of the manatees is deeply cleft, and male dugongs have a pair of incisor teeth sirenians eat a wide range of marine plants such as turtle grasses, sea grasses kelps, and other large species of algae.
www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl /reports/pineridge/manateejosette.htm   (309 words)

 Animal liberation and plant liberation
If these carnivores did not eat the old and diseased prey animals, those prey animals would, in fact, "wither and die." Additionally, the whole herd would suffer if the population got too large or dying members were constantly eating food that healthy members could eat.
Additionally, meat-eaters typically don't like to acknowledge animals suffering, yet when they raise the plant question they are admitting this since their underlying assumption is that since plants and animals both suffer, there is no unique reason to avoid eating animals.
That is, they are not animal welfarists who believe it is acceptable to exploit animals as long as their suffering is minimal, but rather animal rightists who believe, on face, that it is wrong to own animals and systematically exploit them.
www.vegetus.org /essay/plants.htm   (2354 words)

 Prepare.org | Barnyard Animal Rescue Plan
In general most herbivorous animals are going to eat approximately 1-2% of their body weight in some form of "roughage." Roughage is hay or hay-like products (pellets, cubes).
If you are caught out in the open when the fire hits, seek areas with sparse vegetation or bare ground.
If you should find a lost animal, please notify the local animal shelter as soon as possible and be prepared to give a full description of the animal (color, breed, sex) and its location.
www.prepare.org /animal/barnanimals.htm   (1009 words)

Green turtles are primarily herbivorous animals and have serrated jaw surfaces, well suited to feeding on sea grasses and seaweed; some crustaceans and jellyfish may also be eaten.
Though on the threatened species list and suffering from a debilitating disease, they are making a comeback due to protective regulations.
The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is the most unique and specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph.
www2.hawaii.edu /~thite/myfavorites/animals.htm   (291 words)

The herbivorous copepod Eurytemora affinis is common in estuarine waters all over the northern hemisphere.
Thus, movements such as those of prey are dissipated near the animal and are detected by mechanosensory hairs.
This crab is associated with Sargassum weed, which floats in the open western tropical Atlantic and harbors a large community of associated animals.
life.bio.sunysb.edu /marinebio/plankton.html   (1733 words)

 Strange Science: Timeline
This (by no means comprehensive!) list chronicles some of the major events in the history of paleontology and biology.
Cuvier also publishes a paper explaining that the fossil animals he has studied bear no resemblance to anything still living, an unambiguous endorsement of the theory of extinction.
Known as Eozoön or "dawn animal," this find is used as an argument against evolution because it shows a relatively "modern" animal early in the fossil record.
www.strangescience.net /timeline.htm   (11662 words)

 IGN: The Art of the Saga of Ryzom
The Timari is a herbivorous creature with huge one meter high dorsal spines and eyes set 180° apart on fleshy stems sprouting from the sides of its head.
A timorous herbivore that feeds mainly on cactus, the lumper has long legs allowing it to move at a surprisingly fair speed.
Stout and fearsome in appearance, the Arma is a large herd animal often found in the deserts and forests.
pc.ign.com /articles/548/548096p1.html   (1381 words)

 SAIN resources about Mollusks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Description: A list of terrestrial mollusks occuring in the state of Alabama, grouped by taxonomic class.
Description: This is a list of terrestrial mollusks (snails and slugs) for the state of Alabama, compiled in 1998.
Description: Mollusks are listed alphabetically by scientific name and, when known, the common name and size of the specimen are provided.
sain.nbii.gov /phpqueries/mollusks.php   (856 words)

 Know What   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The word carnivorous means meat-eating, as opposed to something which is herbivorous meaning it survives on grasses or other plants.
It is thought that those larger animals are trapped only because they are sick and too weak to fight their way out of the fluids.
Gnats, flies, moths, ants and spiders are common prey for land carnivores while mosquito larvae and fish fry are common fodder for some water carnivores.
www.onr.com /user/llbrown/knowwhat/000042.htm   (360 words)

 Page 2 - food animals
I've had everything on the list in my previous post, with the possible exception of monkey.
animal feed but is seldom used all by itself as feed.
Animals, Animal Defense League, In Defense of Animals, and certain individuals.
www.cyclingforums.com /t-76750-15-2.html   (3484 words)

 thecookscottage: All herbivorous animals are peaceful by nature- Lin Yutang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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