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What Do Animals Eat?

In this worksheet, students will be looking at the different types of diets that different animals have.

'What Do Animals Eat?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Nutrition

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

How many different types of animal can you think of?  You might think of dogs, cats, rabbits and mice, or cows, sheep, pigs and horses.  You might even think about animals like tigers, giraffes, bears and snakes.

 

Different animals often eat different things.  A rabbit likes to munch on a lettuce, but a dog isn't interested in it.  A mouse will nibble on seeds, a cat will try to eat the mouse!

 

This worksheet will help you test what you know about the different diets that animals have.

 

Giraffe

Some animals only eat plants or parts of plants. An animal that only eats plants is called a herbivore.

 

Which THREE of these animals are herbivores?

giraffe

lion

dog

cow

pig

deer

An animal that eats other animals is called a carnivore.

 

Which FOUR of these animals are carnivores?

wolf

sheep

koala

tiger

seal

shark

Some animals have a mixed diet. They will eat plants but they will also eat other animals as well. An animal with this kind of diet is called an omnivore.

 

Which THREE of these animals are omnivores?

badger

rat

rabbit

cat

horse

human

True or false: carnivores (meat-eaters) only eat herbivores (plant-eaters)?

true

false

Carnivores are always big animals.

 

Is this true or false?

true

false

Do you think this spider is a herbivore, a carnivore or an omnivore?

 

Bird-eating spider

herbivore

carnivore

omnivore

  • Question 1

Some animals only eat plants or parts of plants. An animal that only eats plants is called a herbivore.

 

Which THREE of these animals are herbivores?

CORRECT ANSWER
giraffe
cow
deer
EDDIE SAYS
The giraffe, the cow and the deer are all plant eaters. The dog and the lion eat other animals and the pig will eat plants and animals.
  • Question 2

An animal that eats other animals is called a carnivore.

 

Which FOUR of these animals are carnivores?

CORRECT ANSWER
wolf
tiger
seal
shark
EDDIE SAYS
Sheep and koalas only eat plants. The other animals are carnivores and hunt their food.
  • Question 3

Some animals have a mixed diet. They will eat plants but they will also eat other animals as well. An animal with this kind of diet is called an omnivore.

 

Which THREE of these animals are omnivores?

CORRECT ANSWER
badger
rat
human
EDDIE SAYS
Badgers, rats and humans can all eat a mixed diet (although some humans decide to be vegetarians and only eat plants). Rabbits and horses are herbivores and cats are carnivores.
  • Question 4

True or false: carnivores (meat-eaters) only eat herbivores (plant-eaters)?

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
It is false. Carnivores eat other animals, including omnivores and smaller carnivores. A killer whale (orca) will eat a seal, which is also a carnivore, for example.
  • Question 5

Carnivores are always big animals.

 

Is this true or false?

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
It is false. Spiders are carnivores, they eat insects such as flies. Mosquitoes and tiny fleas feed on the blood of other animals so they are also carnivores.
  • Question 6

Do you think this spider is a herbivore, a carnivore or an omnivore?

 

Bird-eating spider

CORRECT ANSWER
carnivore
EDDIE SAYS
Most spiders are carnivores. Some spin webs to catch insects, others are active hunters.
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