Most animals obtain food from hunting or foraging. Rarely, some, like the ant, also produce food through farming. Some species of ants raise aphids to eat the honeydew the smaller insects produce.Know More
Nearly all animals are heterotrophs, meaning that they eat other organisms to survive. Carnivores are animals that only eat other animals for food. For instance, a lioness is a carnivore and gets food through hunting prey animals. Herbivores are animals that eat plants as food. A cow is an herbivore that eats only grasses, hay, oats and other plants for nutrients. The omnivore is an animal that eats both animals and plants for food. Among omnivores are bears, pigs, squirrels and humans.
Animals evolve to make the most of the food sources that are available in their natural environment. In fact, natural selection can cause a species to change in shape, size, intellect and habit to make it better able to hunt or forage for food in that environment. Humans have adapted to successfully obtain food from a wide range of environments, and humans have developed farming and animal husbandry to grow food as needed. Other animals are specially adapted to eat only one type of food. One example is the Giant Panda, which only eats bamboo.Learn more about Large Cats
Natural predators of adult bobcats include cougars, gray wolves, coyotes and large golden eagles. Foxes, eagles and owls prey upon bobcat kittens. In addition, adult male bobcats have been known to prey upon their own young.Full Answer >
Lions have symbiotic relationships with large, hoofed animals, such as zebras, giraffes and hyenas. The type of symbiotic relationship lions have with these animals is known as predation. Predation is a symbiotic relationship in which two unlike species serve as predator and prey to one another.Full Answer >
A list of warm-blooded animals would include all mammals and birds (with very few exceptions), such as apes, monkeys, whales, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, dogs, cats, pigs and humans. All reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects are considered cold-blooded.Full Answer >
The main predator of a bobcat is the cougar, but humans pose a significant threat to bobcats too. The bobcat is a vicious hunter at the top of the food chain, leaving few animals that can take it down.Full Answer >