Animals that eat grass are also called “grazers”. There are various animals that eat grass to stay alive and those include cow, horse, goat, elk, buffalo, and many more since there are so many. Dogs and cats sometimes also eat grass.
Besides for their immune system, they will look for grass when they feel sick or unwell. In this article, we have a list of herbivore animals and we are going to learn a lot more about each of them. Just read this article until the last word.
Cows are the animals that we commonly see in our daily lives. Our life even depends on the production of this animal. They seem pretty simple but actually, there are so many things you do not know about the cow. This animal is pretty social and they will make friends just like humans or avoid others.
They are born partially-blind, red-green colorblind. The bull will never fight the matador due to the red cloth but the bull just upsets with the waving. Cows also have a better hearing sense compared to a human. You can make them go upstairs but you will never be able to lead them to go downstairs due to their knees.
Sheep are commonly getting stockier than the goat. They have horns that are divergent enough. Other than that, the male sheep do not have beards just like the goats. Sheep possess a short tail.
They have such a thick outer coat that was formed by their hair. Beneath the outer coat, you may find its short undercoat that is commonly gathered for fine wools. The male ones are called rams and ewes for the female ones. The little sheep are called lambs. Their weight could reach as heavy as 180 kg.
Goat is the relative of sheep and according to the history, goat is the first animal that could be tamed by human over 9,000 years ago. The meat of goat is mostly consumed in the whole world and basically, you can call them by their name if you taught them.
The lifespan of a goat is similar to a dog. Each child of the goat has different sound and scent so the mother could recognize them easily because they do not use their site for this thing.
Goat is generally a picky eater. They will look for clean and tasty foods with their mouth and sensitive lips. They need company in order to avoid a stressed-out goat.
Antelope is a herbivore mammal that can be found in Asia, Africa, and certain areas of America. They have horns and those are permanent, unlike the deer. Their horns are used for fighting and defending themselves from other antelopes. They live in various habitats like marshes, plains, grasslands, savannahs, and forests in general.
When they are mating, the female ones commonly give birth to a calf and sometimes twins but it is pretty rare though. The calf is taught to sit still in their hiding space and will run away once they feel have been discovered.
Deer are the part of the family with elk, reindeer, and moose as the family member. Each year, the male deer will renew their antlers and not horns. When the mating season comes, the male ones will use the antlers to draw the attention of the female ones.
There are many deer species that have been hunted from time to time due to its antlers. The long legs of deer are well suited to their environment where they are living in. The children will stay with the mother until they are big enough or about one year.
Horses are also one of the animals that eat grass. They can sleep by standing up and lying down. By their nature, they can even run just a few days after birth. When the horse becomes domesticated, they can stay alive for up to 25 years. Fun fact, the horse has about 205 bones in their body. Their eyes are basically bigger than other mammals living nowadays.
Scientists believe that the nowadays’ horses are much bigger than their initial creature. Ponies are a thing when you call a small horse though.
Rhinoceros are one of the biggest mammals in the world. Their horns were used for medicine and other healing properties since the ancient until today. This is also the main reason why their number gets declined from time to time and near the extinction.
There are at least 11 species of rhino that still alive in the world. Some of them have two horns and the rest of them have one.
The largest rhino that has ever been recorded is 2,300 kilograms with 4 meters in length. The biggest is held by the white rhino. The smallest is the Sumatran rhino, which only 800 kg of weight and 3 meters of length.
Elephants are considered as the largest animal lives on the land on Earth. They have a long nose, a pair of floppy ears, and thick yet wide legs. There are two main types of elephants: Asian and African elephants. Both of them live in separate areas and each of them has different unique features.
The African elephants live in Saharan Africa, Mali’s desert, and some forests in Africa. Meanwhile, the Asian elephants live in rainforests and scrub forests. They eat bark, fruits, roots, and grasses. Their noses are useful when it comes to pulling the bark from trees or dig down the ground to reach the roots.
Rabbit is just another mammal that eats grass. The female is called a doe while the male is called a buck. Rabbit lives in a group and is quite social. Those who live in European will stay in burrows and underground.
More than half number of rabbit population stay in North America. Normally, they can live up to 10 years. They can reproduce pretty fast and sometimes are considered as pests in agricultural areas. They are born without fur and eyes closed though.
Buffalo and bison are two different animals. There are two main types of buffalo live in nowadays: the Asian water buffalo and the Cape buffalo in Africa. They look alike bulls instead of bison after all.
Water buffalo lives in both subtropical and tropical forests you may find in Asia. They have wide hooves so it will prevent them from sinking while they spend their time in the water. Meanwhile, the African buffalos also cannot stay away from water. They will stay in floodplains, grasslands, and similar areas. They simply love cool air.
Hare is similar to rabbit but they actually have several differences on their body. Hare is typically bigger than a rabbit and they also have a pair of bigger ears compared to the rabbit. While rabbit gives birth inside the burrow, hare prefers to stay in more open areas to give birth. Other than that, they are born with eyes open and fur as well.
Hare is kind of a solitary animal so they prefer to live on their own or sometimes in pairs. They can run as fast as 45 mph. The kid of hare is called leverets.
The giraffe is the tallest animal on Earth until today. Their legs could reach up to 6 feet in height. With their pair of legs, they can run up to 35 miles in one hour. Their neck is basically too short so they cannot reach the ground.
This condition makes them kneel so they can sip some water. In fact, giraffe also drinks once every several days. Since they eat plants, they get the moisturizer from the foods. Most of their times are spent for standing up even when they are sleeping and delivering babies.
In 24 hours, a giraffe only needs 5 to 30 minutes to sleep. A quick nap seems enough for them. The spots on their body are like the fingerprints in humans.
Elk or wapiti is the deer with the lighter color of fur. They basically are related to deer but their body is much bigger than other relatives. The male elk has 4-feet long antlers. Every early summer, they will migrate and reach the high mountain so they can graze in the ground so the female ones could give birth later.
14. Cats and Dogs (When they are sick)
Cats and dogs also eat grass especially when they feel a bit unwell. Some cats and dogs eat grass in a weekly or even a daily basis. If your dog seems a bit unwell, they will vomit after eating grass.
So, this is the end of the article about the animals that eat grass.
Zebra belongs to the Equidae family where donkeys and horses are coming from. Every zebra, in fact, has a unique yet different pattern of stripes. In order to stay away while the predators try to catch them, a zebra will run from side to side. Africa is the home of wild zebras until today. There are also plain zebras and they have half a meter length of tail.
Just like the horse, the zebra has an excellent hearing and eyesight. If you want to know the mood of your zebra, you can look at their ears though. They will sleep standing up and mostly eat grass.