Carnivorans | Carnivora
Carnivorans, or Carnivora, are a class of mammals widely distributed across all land and water bodies with characteristics evolved around eating flesh. They can be found in forests, deserts, grasslands, mountains, and even scrublands. They come in a variety of body sizes and shapes. Their coat is thick, luxurious, and in imaginable shades of colors. Their skull is well-defined, their stomach simple, and their brains are relatively large. Besides, they are fairly intelligent. For reproduction, they have a polygamous or monogamous mating system and may be led by a dominant female or male. Some are solitary, while others live in social groupings. Most females give birth and take care of the young.
Species in the order Carnivora, whether cats or dogs, eat only flesh. That means they have to venture out and hunt for food unless domesticated. Among the most common physical features possessed by members of this species are powerful jaws, limbs, and agility. Besides, their digestive system is less complicated compared to herbivores.
Bears are the largest among land carnivores. You can find them in the inhospitable environments in the Northern Hemisphere. Male polar bears can weigh up to 700 kgs and can hunt both on land and at sea. This is made possible by a body covered in thick fur and fat reserves that help them to easily swim and dive in cold waters.
Carnivores eat a wide range of meat dishes but not all of them depend only on meat and fish. For example, pandas are carnivores but feed on plant materials. Their digestive system is suited to digest bamboo shoots and leaves. There are also cases of domesticated dogs and cats eating corn.