The word "carnivore" can refer to one of two things: a predatory animal or mammals that are classified as members of the order Carnivora. Most members of Carnivora are flesh-eating, so listing these animals as examples would cover both definitions.Know More
The members of Carnivora include some very familiar domestic animals as both cats and dogs belong to this group. Their relatives are also included, so wolves, foxes, coyotes, lions, tigers, and panthers are all possible examples.
Other members include hyenas, weasels, seals, bears, raccoons and the mongoose. The members of this order are characterized by their enlarged fangs or canines, specialized sharp molars and three incisors in both the top and bottom jaw. Almost all members of Carnivora eat flesh. One example of a member that does not eat flesh is the panda; however, it did have flesh-eating ancestors before it adapted to eating bamboo.
Some carnivores that are not members of Carnivora include Tasmanian devils (they are mammals like the others, but as marsupials they are only distantly related to Carnivora), monitor lizards, hawks, eagles and sharks. Carnivores as flesh-eating animals are also called predators, and in ecology they are called consumers. Most carnivores of the general type have sharp teeth and claws for grasping prey and causing fatal injury.Learn more in Zoology
Although members of the kingdom Animalia are almost exclusively multicellular, there are several unicellular organisms classified as animals, including species of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae and archaea. Bacteria are unicellular organisms of microscopic size that contain no nucleus. They are hardy life forms that can survive in extreme environmental conditions.Full Answer >
Animals that travel in packs include members of the dog family, carnivorous dinosaurs and mules. Dogs, wolves, African wild dogs, dholes, bush dogs, dingos and coyotes often travel in packs, while foxes and raccoon dogs are usually seen in pairs or small family groups.Full Answer >
"Distance" is defined as how far apart two things are, usually with regard to physical space. The distance interval is sometimes measured in time, as in the sentence "The baby's arrival is still a distance of about 10 weeks from now."Full Answer >
The scientific classification of the polar bear is in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, family Ursidae, genus Ursus and species maritimus. The polar bear's binomial name is Ursus maritimus, determined by the English explorer Constantine Phipps in 1774.Full Answer >