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Gorillas Eat Termites...What Might That Tell us About Humans?

By Stephen Augustine

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Why do Gorillas eat termites? If bears eat huckleberries where do they get their protein? What that might tell us about humans? What kind of an animal are humans? We have canines and therefore aren't we supposed to eat meat?


  • Foregut fermentation (deer, sheep, bovines, camels, peccaries, hippos, kangaroos, colobine monkeys, langurs, some rodents, leaf-eating sloths)
  • Hindgut fermentation (elephant, horse, guinea pig, rat, porcupine, beaver, rabbit, and some birds, including grouse)

Omnivores - primates, raccoons, bear, pigs, most canines, opossum

Carnivores - cat family, some aquatic mammals, fish, and some birds

Question: Do herbivores ever eat meat?

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