Atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in arteries that leads to heart disease) does not naturally occur in carnivores, only herbivores. Carnivores only develop it if their thyroid gland is removed. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about the "Herbivore Men" of Japan, men who have basically given up on marriage and love. They often can’t afford it, and they don’t want to work to death to raise a family, instead they have hobbies or anime or the internet to fill up their time. sbpress.com/2019/04/herbi…
Caffeine in coffee beans is thought to serve as a toxic substance protecting the seeds of the plant, a form of plant defense, against herbivores. Its production has evolved independently to caffeine found in cacao and tea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Squirrels are somewhat opportunistic when it comes to their diet. Theyβ€˜re primarily herbivores but have also been known to eat small birds, young snakes, and smaller rodents, as well as bird eggs and insects. wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirr…
Many 'strict herbivores' will eat animal matter on occasion. Typically this behaviour is opportunistic. Sometimes however, it is deliberate and likely motivated by a need for calcium scienceblogs.com/tetrapod…
Tarchia, meaning "brainy one" was so named for it's large brain. A herbivore, it could chew and swallow large quantities of plants while breathing at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
No carnivore can grind their teeth, while omnivores and herbivores can. This is because they don’t need to ruminate their food like others do, eg cows to grass. dogfoodadvisor.com/canine…
By eating herbivores with seeds in their stomachs and then leaving scat across a large range, cougars are able to plant around 94,000 plants a year. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about trophic levels and the "ten percent" law, which holds that for each step up the food chain you go, you lose 90% of the efficiency of the previous level, meaning herbivores consume 10% of the energy produced by plants and apex predators only consume .01% en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
Lima Beans recruit carnivores to reduce herbivory. In other words, Lima Beans attract the (carnivorous) predator of their predators (herbivores). The carnivore then comes to the Lima Bean and finds the herbivore, and eats them.. resulting in the Lima Bean being spared. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
Carnivores drink fluids by lapping; herbivores, by sipping ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Out of 46,000 discovered species of spider, only a single one has been found to be a herbivore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Deer, Cows, Horses, and other herbivores will eat meat occasionally, like fish, small birds, and dead animals storagetwo.com/blog/2016/…
The term 'Herd' refers to large groups of herbivores, if they are carnivores its a 'Pack.' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of stotting, where herbivores jump in place to show predators their agility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
The caffeine in the coffee plant, like capsaicin in chili peppers, is meant to be a toxic substance to deter herbivores. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Lystrosaurus was the most dominant land vertebrate genus ever. During the P.-T. Mass Extinction many predators and other herbivores went extinct. Without competition it could thrive and fossil records suggest that in the early Triassic 95% of all terrestrial vertebrates were Lystrosaurus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lys…
Spiders can increase biodiversity in ecosystems by changing the behavior of herbivores like grasshoppers indefenseofplants.com/blo…
Deer and other animals that we think of as herbivores will scavenge and eat meat when given the opportunity slate.com/technology/2012…
Four-legged herbivores such as cows and horses have "stay apparatus" in their legs -- tendons and ligaments that allow them to remain standing with minimal muscular effort. However, while this allows them to doze while standing, they can enter REM sleep and dream only while lying down. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Elefants can't jump due to the fact that they don't need to do it to flee from predators like most of herbivores. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
Manatees live to be 60 years old and can demonstrate task learning abilities similar to Dolphins, yet, being herbivores, are nearly impossible to motivate. The English in the 1700s declared Florida to be a manatee sanctuary. Today, they're endangered species and sold on the Asian black market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Herbivores are opportunistic predators of smaller animals. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
There are plants that, when eaten by herbivores, release chemicals to call in predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The University of Ibadan in Nigeria has a zoo for conservation, education and entertainment purposes. Sections in the garden include the Avian, Herbivore, Carnivore, Reptile, Primate and small animal sections ui.edu.ng/zoological-gard…
Many animals commonly thought as herbivores will occasionally eat meat. scienceblogs.com/tetrapod…
Many acacia trees in African areas like the Serengeti were the result of an imported plague (rinderpest) that killed off herbivores in c. 1890, allowing the trees to survive as seedlings researchgate.net/publicat…
Surveys of single Japanese men conducted in 2010 found that 61% of men in their 20s and 70% of men in their 30s considered themselves to be herbivores. (i.e. asexual and unmanly) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
There once existed an island where giant Pterosaurs were at the top of the food chain, and sauropods (long necked herbivores) were smaller than cows youtube.com/watch?v=pp3H7…
Giraffes eat acacia leaves downwind because acacia trees release bitter tannins and ethylene gas to warn other trees that a herbivore is in the area and feeding. psychologytoday.com/blog/…
There are men in Japan called the Herbivore men. They are asexual and do not pursue sexual relationships. According to 3 separate surveys 36% of men between the ages of 16 and 19, 61% and 70% of single men in their 20s and 30s respectively, considered themselves grass-eating men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of a Japanese social phenomenon known as soushoku danshi, or herbivore men. The term refers to young men who've abandoned traditional masculinity and have no interest in marriage or a girlfriend. A 2010 study found 61% of single Japanese men in their 20s identified as herbivores en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Today I learned of Pleistocene Park, an experiment started in 1988 to ship large herbivores that lived in Siberia 12,000ya to the Kolyma River to recreate the Mammoth Steppe ecosystem that once dominated the region to help stop the permafrost from melting and releasing the massive amounts of CO2 locked away. pleistocenepark.ru/en/
On occasion, despite being classified as herbivores - deer have been known to eat meat in the wild, from fish to even other deer. slate.com/articles/health…
That, in addition to herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, detritivores are organisms that feed off of feces and the decomposing remains of plants and animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Det…
Marijuana gives you the munchies as a defense mechanism against herbivore animals. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
There are red squirrels in Europe and Asia that will occasionally eat bird eggs and nestlings, rather than being strict herbivores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
There is a spider that is mostly a herbivore! news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/83025…
Trichromes on the marijuana plant deter herbivores by producing an intense psychoactive experience that prevents the animal from continuing to eat. leafly.com/news/cannabis-…
Airports use goats and other herbivores to maintain grass in areas that are hard for lawn mowers to reach. chicagotonight.wttw.com/2…
The leaves of acacias send a warning to other plants that herbivores are feeding by releasing ethylene gas. asknature.org/strategy/07…
Centipedes are carnivores, while Millipedes are herbivores. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Some trees not only have active defense mechanisms against herbivores, they also actively communicate with other trees to give them a head start. newscientist.com/article/…
There exists a spider that is predominantly herbivore physorg.com/news174568827…
A frugivore is an omnivore or herbivore that prefers fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fru…
Today I learned about Devil's Gardens, groups of plants protected from herbivores and invasive plants by ant colonies living inside myrmecos.net/2011/02/16/v…

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