why is the small intestine of herbivores longer than that of humans?

Asked by Himanshi Jain | 29th Apr, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

The main constituent of a herbivore's diet is cellulose (in the plant material). This is much more difficult to digest and so herbivores tend to have long intestines which prolong the digestive process. 

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2011, 07:20: AM

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