Animals that eat Grass-Graminivores A to Z


Welcome back, everyone. This is another interesting yet pretty simple topic of discussion. Today we are gonna discuss the list of animals that eat grass. Emm… Do you Know What they are called?

Yes, You are right They are herbivores as they feed only on plant life. But what to call those who primarily feed only on grass.

What to call a Grass Eating Animal?

In simple words, we call these animals “Grazing animals”.  In Zoological terms, The animals that primarily feed on grass is called “Graminivore”. Interesting Isn’t it? Reply in the comments if you already know that.

The word Graminivore is made from two Latin words- Graminis & Vorare. Graminis means Grass and Vorare means to Eat.

The process of feeding on Grass is called Graminivory. Technically a Graminivore is a herbivore animal that mostly feeds on grass. This doesn’t mean that they can only eat grass. In fact, common graminivores like cows or Buffallo can feed on several green plant products.

These animals have their special sense of taste. Different species are known to feed on specific grass types of their choice. This selectiveness makes them different and unique. This is why- grazing animals have different shapes and sizes in different geographic locations.

Animals that eat Grass-Graminivores A to Z

Check out another interesting list: Vegetables that Start With A to Z- Beginners Guide

Interesting Facts-

Do you know?– The digestive system of Herbivore animals is specially modified to procure useful bacterias that help in cellulose decomposition. Plant cellulose is still very difficult to digest even for these grazing animals.

Animals that eat Grass- Graminivores A to Z

Herbivores or Graminivores as we call them, mostly feed on grass. There are literally 100’s of species and subspecies of animals who primarily feed only on grass. In this post, I have tried to list a few of them. Please let me know some interesting names if you found some missing in this list.

A

antelope-Animals that eat Grass
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  • Antelope
  •  Aye Aye

B

  • Bison
  • Bongo
  • Beaver
  • Buffalo
  • Beer
  • Bushbuck
bushbuck
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  • Baboon
  • Bactrian Camel
  • Badger
  • Bandicoot
  • Bonobo
  • Beaver

C

capybara-Animals that eat Grass
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  • Capybara
  • Camel
  • Cow
  • Chamois
  • Chimpanzee
  • Chinchilla
  • Chipmunk
  • Cotton-top tamarin
  • Cuscus

D

dormouse
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  • Dormouse
  • Deer
  • Donkey

E

  • Elephant
  • Emperor Tamarin

F

  • Fruit Bat
  • Flying squirrel
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G

  • Giraffe
  • Goat
  • Gorilla
  • Guinea pig
  • Gerbil
  • Geoffroy
gibbon
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  • Gibbon
  • Giant panda bear
  • Gopher
  • Gery mouse lemur

H

  • Horse
  • Hare
hippo
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  • Hippopotamus
  • Howler monkey
  • Hamster
  • Highland Cattle

I

  • Iguana
  • Indian palm squirrel
  • Indri

indri

J

  • Japanese Macaque
  • Jerboa

K

  • Kangaroo
  • Koala
  • Kudu

L

  • Lamb
  • Llama
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M

  • Monkey
  • Mouse
  • Manatee
  • Mandrill
  • Markhor

O

  • Okapi
  • Orangutang

P

  • Panda
  • Pademelon
  • Pied tamarin
  • Pere Davids deer
Pere Davids deer-Animals that eat Grass
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  • Possum
  • Porcupine
  • Probosci’s monkey
  • Pygmy Marmoset

R

  • Rabbit
  •  Rhinoceros
  •  Reindeer

S

sheep
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  • Sheep
  • Squirrel

T

  • Tapanuli Orangutang
  • Tapir

U

  • Uakari

V

  • Vervet Monkey

W

  • Wallaby
  • Warthog
  • Water buffalo
  • Water vole
  • White-faced Capuchin
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  • Wombat
  • Wolly Monkey
  • Wolly Mammoth

X

  • Xerus

Y

  • yak

Z

zebra-Animals that eat Grass
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  • Zebra
  • Zebu
  • Zonkey
  • Zorse

Final Words

Wait… Hee’s another interesting post you can read: What do Seeds Contain? Plant Life – Seed Facts

I hope you like this list. I have tried to keep it simple yet Informative. All of the above are the names of herbivore animals. Please let me know what you think about Grass eating animals.

Some of these animals are close pets to us. They feed on grass and we feed on some of them. It means we are dependent on them as well as on the grass. Our Ecosystem is a great example of symbiotic dependency and we must respect that.

I’ll be back with something new and interesting. Till then Keep reading Keep Gardening!

Sukant

Hi, My name is Sukant. I am an I.T professional. Gardening for me is not only a hobby, its a way of living life with nature. Due to my Family background as Commercial Farmers for more than 3 generations: I personally feel attached to the green. I am not an expert, I'm here just to share my 25 years of experience in gardening. Believe me Its always Refreshing.

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