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While the carnivorous cravings of most flesh-eating plants are limited to small insects, one exception is the pitcher plant.
The Asado Platter at Pittsburgh’s Gaucho Parrilla Argentina does not force diners into a carnivorous Sophie’s choice.
Discover which carnivorous plant was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson and which was used by the surgeons in George Washington’s Revolutionary War army. 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Monitors include 50 species that can range from 8 inches to 10 feet long, and most are carnivorous, according to the encyclopedia.
One possible clue comes from the fact Dr. Thiebot and his collaborators only saw penguins eating carnivorous jellies, not herbivorous ones, like salps.
Theropods were carnivorous dinosaurs, bipedal predators like the T. rex—perhaps the most fearsome and captivating of all the extinct species, at least to the general public.
Sarah Gailey’s River of Teeth imagines a Louisiana with carnivorous giants run amok.
This is the first time scientists have observed deer eating human flesh, though they have been known to turn carnivorous in the past, eating fish, dead rabbits, and even live birds.
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The order of mammals that Linnaeus named the Carnivora includes such families as the dogs, the bears, the raccoons, the weasels, the hyenas, the cats, and the seals. Most carnivores eat only meat in the wild, but some have varied diets; some bears, for instance, normally eat far more vegetation than meat. Carnivores have powerful jaws and complex teeth, and most are highly intelligent. Humans, like their ape cousins, are basically omnivores.
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