News tagged with herbivores

Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies

As an international study conducted by the University of Zurich based on 3-D reconstructions of animal skeletons reveals for the first time: Herbivorous mammals have bigger bellies than their usually slim carnivorous counterparts. ...

dateNov 04, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Weather forecasts for the past

Analysis of mammal teeth can reveal local environmental conditions. A new study employs data collected from Kenyan national parks over the past 60 years, combined with traits of the teeth of herbivorous mammals. The results ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Exploring ways to coexist with wildlife

Although protected areas such as national parks can play a crucial role in conserving wildlife, most species of large carnivores and large herbivores also depend on being able to occupy human-dominated landscapes. This sharing ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Ecology
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Could hippos be meat eaters?

People often think hippos are herbivores with big smiling faces. Every now and then, reports of a hippo of hunting down prey, eating a carcass, or stealing prey from a crocodile are heard, but they're typically considered ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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