All animals need food and water to survive. Different animals eat different kinds of foods. Animals get their food from their environment.
To better understand why animals need food…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Some animals like a porcupine eat plants.
A porcupine eats plants or things that grow on plants. They often eat leaves and bark from a tree. Sometimes they eat berries that grow on plants.
Animals have features that help them find food.
The porcupine has different features that help it get food. The porcupine has sharp claws to help it climb trees, and sharp teeth to help it eat bark from a tree.
Animals use their senses to help them find food.
The Savannah monitor uses its sense of smell to find food. It has a tongue that can smell insects which it eats to survive. Many animals, such as frogs, mainly eat bugs.
Some animals like a wolf eat other animals.
A wolf is a meat eater and eats other animals to survive. Wolves eat rabbits, deer and sometimes sheep. Wolves hunt in packs, which makes catching their food easier.
People need to eat food to live and grow, too.
Most people eat food three times a day. We call those times breakfast, lunch and dinner. People eat fruits, nuts, leaves, chicken and many other things made from plants and animals.