plzz explain

Asked by  | 12th Oct, 2008, 07:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Carnivores have short intestinal tracts and colons that allow meat to pass through it relatively quickly, before it has a chance to rot and cause illness. Fat and protein form a large part of a carnivores diet. Both are energy rich, so carnivores need to eat less volume. Also, both are easier to digest. Hence carnivores tend to have short digestive systems.

Herbivores have longer intestines that allow the body more time to break down fiber and absorb the nutrients from a plant-based diet. Therefore herbivores need long digestive systems to cope with this material.

Answered by  | 12th Oct, 2008, 10:37: PM

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