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Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?

In this worksheet, students will be exploring what the differences are between Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores and then to see which animals fit in which group.

'Carnivore, Herbivore or Omnivore?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Living Things and Their Habitats

Curriculum subtopic:   Animals: Food and Food Chains

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Animals can be divided into three different groups, depending on the food that they eat: carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

 

Carnivores are animals that only eat meat.

Herbivores are animals that only eat plants.

Omnivores are animals that eat both meat and plants.

 

The first few questions in this worksheet will test to see if you can remember the difference, and then you will have to identify which animals belong to which group.

 

Sounds yummy!

What is a carnivore?

 

Choose the best answer.

an animal that eats meat

an animal that eats plants

an animal that eats both meat and plants

What is an omnivore?

an animal that eats meat

an animal that eats plants

an animal that eats both meat and plants

What is a herbivore?

an animal that eats meat

an animal that eats plants

an animal that eats both meat and plants

Is a shark an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Shark

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a grey squirrel an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Grey squirrel

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a pig an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Pig

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a horse an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Horse

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is an owl an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Owl

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a caterpillar an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Caterpillar

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a hedgehog an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Hedgehog

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a giant panda an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

Giant panda

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

Is a bat an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

Bat 

carnivore

omnivore

herbivore

  • Question 1

What is a carnivore?

 

Choose the best answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
an animal that eats meat
EDDIE SAYS
Carnivores are animals which only eat meat. They include lions, owls and sharks.
  • Question 2

What is an omnivore?

CORRECT ANSWER
an animal that eats both meat and plants
EDDIE SAYS
Omnivores eat both meat and plants. Some examples of omnivores are hedgehogs, squirrels and badgers.
  • Question 3

What is a herbivore?

CORRECT ANSWER
an animal that eats plants
EDDIE SAYS
Herbivores are animals which just eat plants. Herbivores include horses, caterpillars and goats.
  • Question 4

Is a shark an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Shark

CORRECT ANSWER
carnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Sharks only eat meat - they prey on animals like fish, seals and dolphins. That makes them carnivores.
  • Question 5

Is a grey squirrel an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Grey squirrel

CORRECT ANSWER
omnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Squirrels are omnivores - they eat plants like leaves and nuts but also eat meat like insects and snails.
  • Question 6

Is a pig an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Pig

CORRECT ANSWER
omnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Pigs are omnivores, too! They eat lots of different things, including meat and plants.
  • Question 7

Is a horse an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Horse

CORRECT ANSWER
herbivore
EDDIE SAYS
Horses are herbivores; they do not eat meat. They live on grass and hay, and other tasty treats like apples and carrots!
  • Question 8

Is an owl an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Owl

CORRECT ANSWER
carnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Owls are carnivores - they eat meat such as mice, snails and insects. Owl pellets are what they couldn't digest and are "chucked up" out of their mouth and are brilliant to investigate. There are so many tiny bones and jaws in there! Well, I think they're fascinating!
  • Question 9

Is a caterpillar an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Caterpillar

CORRECT ANSWER
herbivore
EDDIE SAYS
Caterpillars are herbivores - they only eat plants. That's one reason gardeners often hate them - they munch the leaves of your cabbages, broccoli and cauliflowers so the plants don't grow very well.
  • Question 10

Is a hedgehog an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

 

Hedgehog

CORRECT ANSWER
omnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Hedgehogs are omnivores - they eat meat and plants! They love snails and slugs, so they're popular with gardeners. Mind you, people who like to feed them often put out the wrong food. They THINK hedgehogs like bread and milk - they DON'T! They much prefer a little cat food!
  • Question 11

Is a giant panda an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

Giant panda

CORRECT ANSWER
omnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Giant Pandas are omnivores. Mostly, they eat bamboo which is a plant. However, they sometimes eat fish and other meat.
  • Question 12

Is a bat an omnivore, carnivore or herbivore?

Bat 

CORRECT ANSWER
omnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Bats are omnivores - some bats only eat meat, but others eat meat and plants.
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