Pandas, bamboo lemurs and bamboo rats all eat bamboo exclusively. Many other animals, such as golden monkeys, eat bamboo occasionally. Humans eat cooked bamboo shoots.Know More
Animals that eat large quantities of bamboo have evolved mechanisms to deal with the cyanide compounds that bamboo synthesizes.
Bamboo is a type of grass. It is noted for its ability to grow very quickly. Running bamboo sends out underground shoots that can cover long distances before developing shoots that grow upwards. The woody stems of bamboo are used as a construction material and a source of fiber. The only species of bamboo native to North America is called rivercane; it was once an important natural resource for Native Americans, both as a food source and as a construction material.Learn more about Zoology
Herbivores and omnivores are animals that eat plants. The herbivore is a group of animals that only eats plants, and the omnivore is a group of animals that eats both plants and animals.Full Answer >
Desert animals mostly feed on plants, insects, carcasses and other animals. Smaller animals tend to thrive in the desert as compared to those that are larger in size. This is because food and water in the desert is scarce while the climatic conditions are quite extreme.Full Answer >
Rainforest animals eat a wide and varied diet, including fruit, leaves, insects, nuts, seeds, bark, grasses and other animals. The rainforest is estimated to contain approximately half the world's animal species. Some of these species are vegetarians, some are carnivores, and some are omnivores.Full Answer >
Many animals feed on fruit, such as birds, fruit bats, mice, civets, deer and chimpanzees. Some animals subsist entirely on fruit while others, such as foxes, feed on a variety of foods including fruit.Full Answer >