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Here are the ones I know of:<br><br>
Cows<br><br>
Rhinos<br><br>
Giraffes<br><br>
Guerillas<br><br>
Hippos<br><br>
Rabbits<br><br>
Mice<br><br><br><br>
What other animals do you know of that eat a vegetarian diet?<br><br><br><br>
It's kind of neat to note, that a lot of these animals live on green foods alone..and build massive amounts of muscle and strength. Green leaves are the majority of a guerillas diet, and their stronger than a bunch of humans combined! It makes me wonder if protein is actually all that necesary to build muslce or strength...or if greens have plenty of protein as is. Cows get to be about 400 pounds on grass alone, I think there is something to this theory!!!!<br><br><br><br>
What do yall think?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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bees, Deer, Elephants, Horses, sheep, goats, buffalo, antelopes, bison, gazelles, Hippopotamus, moose, Orangutans, Pandas, porcupines, beavers, Parrots, some turtles, Grasshoppers, humans,
 

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sharks, snakes, lizards...<br><br>
at least according to the "Eyes on the side of the head = herbivore / eyes in front of the head= carnivore" crowd.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:">
 

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Iguanas!!
 

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Hippos, monkeys, humans, snakes all eat meat, so do pigs and many fish. I actually watched a Hippos eat a zebra, and they also eat crocodiles. and Sharks are carnivores-- what planet are you guys from?
 

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hamsters, chinchillas, gerbils <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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tortoises, hares, donkeys, zebras, mules, and beefalo.
 

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The mighty sloth!<br><br><br><br>
Although sloths prefer the term "ethical herbivore".<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sorry to be a pain in the semantical arse (not really—I live for this kind of thing) but I don't think that the vegan or vegetarian label can be applied to non-humans.<br><br><br><br>
At its most basic, animals are either are herbivores, omnivores or carnivores. They eat what they're designed to eat and/or what is available to them. Herbivores don't necessarily <i>choose</i> to eat only vegetation. It's just the niche they were born into.<br><br><br><br>
Most carnivores in the animal kingdom started out as herbivores that adapted predatory behaviors in order to survive.<br><br><br><br>
Chimpanzees, herbivores by design, have been known to eat other primates. They are still herbivores—eating meat is certainly not any better for them than it is for us— but you could hardly call them vegetarians in the strictest sense of the word.<br><br><br><br>
My point is don't give any of these animals listed above too much credit for making an ethical or healthy lifestyle choice. (Except maybe for nature's hippy, the panda bear.)<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I understand your point about protein. Herbivores (like vegans) certainly meet all of their nutritional needs through plants alone and I think you would be hard pressed to find a zoologist who would argue otherwise.<br><br><br><br>
If you want proof that humans don't need animals or their byproducts in order to build muscle, I think a better example would be vegan bodybuilders. There are a few out there and they prove that you don't need animal protein in order to pack on the muscles.<br><br><br><br>
Cheers!<br><br>
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This is really interesting. I believe koalas are natural vegetarians/ herbivores although maybe they eat grubs or something.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not a zoologist but I do want to point out that certain animals are physiologically very different from humans, e.g. cows have a digestive system specifically adapted for metabolizing massive amounts of grass. Even if humans could consume a comparable amount of greenery they would not be able to convert it as efficiently.<br><br><br><br>
As for guerillas...it really would depend on the person (sorry couldn't resist)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Gita</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Hippos, monkeys, humans, snakes all eat meat, so do pigs and many fish. I actually watched a Hippos eat a zebra, and they also eat crocodiles. and Sharks are carnivores-- what planet are you guys from?</div>
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I think Troub was pointing out that some people argue that carnivores have forward-facing eyes (to focus on animals they want to eat), while herbivores have eyes facing out sideways (to give them the widest field of vision so they can spot anything trying to sneak up on them).<br><br><br><br>
The animals Troub mentioned are predators, but have eyes facing out to each side.<br><br><br><br>
About hippos: they're pretty aggressive and bad-tempered, even though they're herbivores as a rule. They might have seen the croc as a threat; I don't know about the zebra.<br><br><br><br>
Two of my favorite animals are manatees and dugongs. They're basically herbivores, but manatees at keast probably sometimes eat snails and other water animals with the plants they eat. They also have sometimes been seen eating fish caught in nets, and dead fish which had been given to dolphins in the same tank.<br><br><br><br>
Pandas (both giant and red) are an interesting case. In one sense, technically, they're carnivores- they belong to that order of mammals (Carnivora). But they eat vegetation.
 

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My husband once saw a deer licking a dead deer by the side of the road...</div>
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That's really sad, the dead deer was probably the live one's friend or family member.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I love the idea of pandas, as well. They're a great example that an animal which has been eating meat for long enough to be classed as a carnivore can change it's meat eating ways and go veg., it's a great argument against those people who say that it's unnatural for humans not to eat meat. Pandas had to adapt to a new situation, and in my opinion, so do humans. IMO the state of the planet (our environment) is such that we, as a species, should follow the panda's example and stop eating meat.
 

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Sorry I keep thinking of the simpsons episode of the zoo at night with the savage and bloody koalas.</div>
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That's exactly what I thought of! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I am just wondering, what exactly defines "herbivore", "omnivore", and "carnivore"? For example, think of an animal (such as the human) that eats both meat and plants, but needs plants to live and doesn't need meat to live. Would they be defined as "omnivores" because they eat both plants and meat, regardless of what their body is designed to eat, or be labled "herbivores" because their body is desinged to eat plants, regardless of what they actually eat? (sorry if this is confusing, lol)
 

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Most of these animals eat the placenta after birth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<p>We need to learn from  these animals that, we should eat food what we are designed for. and there is enough teachings available from ancient scriptures about food we should eat.</p>
 

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<p>HI,</p>
<p>I am not really a vegetarian person, but I see to it that at least 3 days in a week I will not eat some unhealthy foods. I checked online, and I found out the lists of vegetarian meats that we can have for our recipes. <a href="http://vegetarian.about.com/od/shoppingproducts/tp/Top-Ten-Vegetarian-Meats.htm" target="_blank">http://vegetarian.about.com/od/shoppingproducts/tp/Top-Ten-Vegetarian-Meats.htm</a></p>
<p>-Rosetta</p>
 
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