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How Animals Search for Food

How Animals Search For FOOD The Resourceful Diner Everybody knows squirrels stock up on acorns to survive the winter. But if these stores run low, red squirrels will use their teeth to cut into the bark of sugar maple trees and release the sap. Unlike other animals that would eat the Good things sap from any plant, red squirrels seek out sugar maples specifically and wait around 24 hours for the sap to come to those who wait. evaporate so they can lick off the maple sugar that forms. The Picky Eater Koalas spend most of their waking life eating eucalyptus leaves. They can eat eucalyptus, which is toxic to other animals, due to special microbes in their digestive tract that are passed from mother to child when the child eats a specialized form of the mother's poop. Despite this, koalas are actually extremely picky eaters. 900 approximate # of eucalyptus tree species in Australia % of eucalyptus tree species koalas will eat from The Seeker All vultures use their keen eyesight to find food (i.e. dead animals). Turkey vultures have an extraordinary sense of smell, which helps them detect decaying flesh before other vultures. There is a "pecking order" when it comes to the carrion they find. Smaller vultures or vultures with weaker beaks have to wait and eat the leftovers. P.S. Vultures aren't bald because of bad genes. If they had feathers on their head, they would just get matted with blood when they stick their heads into carcasses, which could lead to disease. The True Big Gulp Baleen whales use strong, flexible plates hanging from their jaws to trap food as they gulp tons of water (literally). Blue whales, for example, can gulp down 50 tons of water at one time. They then filter out their surprisingly tiny food choices, such as small crustaceans and fish. 30 ounces? Stop embarrassing yourself. The Neverending Nosher North American hummingbirds beat their wings 53 times per second (on average). Because of their ridiculously high metabolisms, they eat 2, even 3 times their body weight every day to survive, visiting hundreds of flowers to get enough nectar. The Sneaky Snacker Forget not chewing with your mouth open. Crocodiles don't chew their food at all. If they cannot swallow their prey whole, they rip it into smaller pieces. Crocodiles are ambush predators. They wait, submerged, at the edge of the river until they can grab their prey. They can pull even very large animals into the water and drown them. The splashing water attracts more crocodiles who will then split the meal-literally. The Fastest Foodie 65-70 mm Тop Speed Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, capable of reaching speeds up to 65-70 mph (100-113 kph). They are so fast that their pawS do not even touch the ground half the time they are sprinting. Despite their speed, cheetahs have about a 50/50 success rate when it comes to catching their prey. How People Search For FOOD In the animal kingdom, there are tons of ways to search for food. For most people, however, hunting and gathering happens in supermarkets with specific meals and recipes in mind. spoondcular healthy cookies To have a 100% success rate during your next hunt, use spoonacular's recipe search to find the right recipe for you. Unlike many recipe search engines, spoonacular has evolved so you can search for recipes: •with or without certain ingredients •suitable for special diets (vegetarian, gluten free, Pale •that are popular, healthy, or cheap etc.) Plus, spoonacular's meal planner can save you from scrambling wildly through the cupboards and fridge when it is time for dinner. Happy hunting! spoonacular.com

How Animals Search for Food

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We all have to eat. But we don't all eat the same things, and we don't all find our food the same ways. This infographic explains how seven animals (+ people) search for food. Their methods are someti...

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