100 Examples of Carnivorous animals

The carnivorous animals are those who feed meat animals. For example, the per ro, the lion, the snake. They get the nutrients from a diet that can be based totally or partially on the consumption of meat.

Carnivorous animals are present throughout the animal kingdom . There are birds, mammals , reptiles , amphibians , fish and   carnivorous insects .

Characteristics of carnivorous animals

  • They are usually found at the top of the food chain .
  • They have a digestive system suitable for assimilating meat, shorter than that of herbivores  since it does not have to destroy the cellulose present in vegetables.
  • Depending on the species, they have physical characteristics that allow them to capture and devour other animals: claws, heightened senses, night vision, developed teeth.
  • They are important for the balance of the ecosystem , since they avoid the overpopulation of certain species .

Classification of carnivorous animals

Carnivorous animals can be classified according to the way in which they obtain food and according to the percentage of meat that they include in their diet.

According to the method used to obtain food:

  • Carnivores hunters (or predators ) They are animals that track their prey and hunt it on their own (alone or in a group). For example: the crocodile. 
  • Scavenger carnivores (or raptors). They are animals that feed on naturally dead prey or victims of a predator. For example: the raven. 

According to the level of meat consumption in your diet:

  • Strict carnivores. They are animals that feed exclusively on meat, since they do not have a digestive system suitable for consuming vegetables. For example: the tiger.
  • Flexible carnivores. They are animals that eat mostly meat but can occasionally ingest vegetable matter in small amounts. For example: the hyena.
  • Occasional carnivores. They are primarily omnivorous animals that can consume meat during a period of vegetable shortage. For example: the raccoon. 
  • It can serve you: Predators and their prey

Examples of carnivorous animals

Examples of carnivorous mammals

Seal Hyena Lynx
Cat Jaguar Wolf
Wildcat Lion grey Wolf
Weasel Sea lion Civet
Coyote Leopard Mongoose
Martha Sperm whale Siberian Tiger
Blue whale Dolphin Bengal tiger
Humpback Whale Grizzly Killer whale
Beluga Polar Bear Otter
Narwhal Cheetah Spotted gynet
Dog Cougar Red panda
Black Panther Common gynet Linsangs
Pit Spectral bat Raccoon
European mink Fishing bat Tasmanian devil
Serval Walrus Jackal
Pangolin Ferret Glutton
Badger Marten Kinkajú

Examples of carnivorous reptiles

Anaconda Cobra Sea turtle
Boa Piton Desert monitor
Alligator Lizard turtle Alligator
Komodo dragon Leopard gecko Coral snake

Examples of carnivorous birds

Harpy eagle Albatross Griffon vulture
Fishing eagle Seagull Vulture vulture
Secretary Hawk Common vulture
Penguin Raven Black vulture
Pelican California condor Marabou
Milan Andean condor Owl
Egyptian vulture Owl Gavilan smuggler

Examples of carnivorous fish

Tuna Swordfish American Muskallonga
White shark Perch Marlin
Hammerhead shark Salmon Catfish
Tiger shark Tollo cigar Piranha
Basking shark Bull shark Barracuda


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