Animals obtain their food from either plants , or other animals , since they cannot synthesize their own food.
Animals use the method of digestion to break down the complex organic material that they take in externally. This food is broken down into smaller molecules inside the body, which then is used to carry out the various body functions.
They can be divided into 3 groups based on their food habits:
Animals that eat only plants are called Herbivores.
Eg.: Cows, goat, buffalo, monkey
Animals that only eat other animals are called Carnivores
Eg.: tiger, lion, vulture, lizards, snakes
Animals that eat both, plants and other animals , are known as Omnivores.
Eg.: Humans, dogs, crow, bear, ant