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carnivore

 [kahr´nĭ-vor]
any animal that eats primarily flesh, particularly mammals of the order Carnivora, which includes cats, dogs, bears, and others. adj., adj carniv´orous.

car·ni·vore

(kar'ni-vōr),
One of the Carnivora.

carnivore

/car·ni·vore/ (kahr´nĭ-vor) any animal that eats primarily flesh, particularly a mammal of the order Carnivora (cats, dogs, bears, etc.).carniv´orous

carnivore

(kär′nə-vôr′)
n.
1. Any of various mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, and seals, most of which are predatory flesh-eating animals.
2. Any of various other flesh-eating animals.
3. An insectivorous plant.

carnivore

[kär′nivôr]
Etymology: L, caro, flesh, vorare, to devour
an animal belonging to the order Carnivora, classified as a flesh eater, with appropriate teeth and a characteristically simple stomach and a short intestine for such a diet. carnivorous [kärniv′ərəs] , adj.

carnivore

A meat-eater.

carnivore

A meat-eater. Cf Omnivore, Vegetarian.

carnivore

any flesh-eating animal. The term is sometimes restricted to members of the CARNIVORA, although OMNIVORES also eat meat. See also CARNIVOROUS PLANTS.

carnivore

any animal, particularly mammals of the order Carnivora, that eats primarily flesh. Includes cats, dogs, bears, etc.
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By contrast, the effect of increasing carnivore numbers in these zones was relatively minor because lamb meat was a less important component of the total meat value, and losses were generally compensated.
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It was during that time that the Carnivore went a step further, putting their money where their mouth was, by voluntarily offering to remove certain meats from their dining menu before being ordered to do so by the government, and working closely with the Kenya Wildlife Service to monitor population levels of species whose numbers were falling.
We obtained 1939 records for 21 carnivore species (Table 1): 411 from museum collections, 114 from field notes, and 1414 from the literature.
The present case highlights the need and method of immobilization, surgical and therapeutic management to deal with such field emergencies of injured carnivores as a result of human-leopard conflicts.
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The lead author on the study, "Status and Ecological Effects of the World's Largest Carnivores," is Oregon State University forest ecology professor William Ripple.
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Thus, maintenance of carnivore species diversity is an important consideration in managing healthy ecosystems (Eisenberg, 1989); however, management of natural habitats for carnivores is becoming one of the greatest challenges for conservation biologists and policy makers in North America (Noss et al.
Despite its widespread use, there is no consensus regarding the effectiveness of carnivore translocation (Bradley et al.