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Johnny—never John—was one of those sports omnivores who excelled at everything.
Cooking a large piece of meat is an excellent form of self-care for any omnivore, something to cook as a way to celebrate and find strength in your aloneness.
The omnivore weighed about 50 pounds and increased in size as the climate became drier and cooler.
The progeny of domestic hogs that quickly turned feral or hybrids between domestic feral pigs and European wild hogs, feral hogs are omnivores with a nondiscriminatory palate.
And what about the ecological footprint of being a gluttonous omnivore?
David was an enthusiast and a cultural omnivore: high art, low art, no matter what genre, all of it interested him.
Squirrel-like omnivores, meerkats are only found in the drier and more expansive parts of South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia.
Plus, observational, epidemiological studies link vegetarianism to longer lifespans when compared to omnivores. 4.
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The Classic omnivore
Human beings seem to be classic omnivores. Originally living as "hunter-gatherers", we hunted and fished when possible but also gathered nuts, berries, fruits, seeds, and roots for much of our diet. We're physically well suited for both tasks; our hands are perfect for picking things, and our build is ideal for running down even the fastest game animals because of our great stamina. Some 10,000 years ago humans began practicing agriculture involving both animals and plants. The other omnivorous mammals include chimpanzees, pigs, opossums, porcupines, bears, raccoons, chipmunks, mice and rats, and skunks. But even many mammals classed as carnivorous turn out to be capable of shifting to plant foods when necessary.
OMNIVORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of omnivore for English Language Learners
: an animal that eats both plants and other animals
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