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A carnivore is an animal that feeds primarily on flesh but other characteristics also define the carnivorous animal.


Carnivores have large pointed canine teeth (fangs) and sharp premolars, specialized for ripping and cutting through flesh. The back molars are somewhat flatter and capable of grinding or shattering bone into pieces which can then be swallowed.


Sometimes referred to or defined as "flesh eaters", the order of (list of) carnivores includes cats, dogs, wolves, coyotes, bears, foxes, raccoons, hyenas, civets, and weasels.


Although most carnivores will seek and ingest certain grasses or herbs, they do so to self-medicate or clean the digestive track.  Many carnivores will eat berries for the same reasons and because they find them tasty.

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