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In Zoology, a folivore is an animal that specializes in eating leaves.


Examples of foliverous animals:

Mature leaves contain a high proportion of hard-to-digest cellulose and relatively little energy. For this reason folivorous mammals tend to have long digestive tracts and slow metabolisms. Many enlist the help of symbiotic bacteria to release the nutrients in their diet.


See also

  • Herbivore

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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (424 words)
Some bats are partially folivorous; their method of deriving nourishment from leaves, according to Lowry (1989), is to chew up the leaves, swallowing the sap and spitting out the remainder.
Arboreal folivores, such as sloths and some species of monkeys and lemurs, tend to be large and climb cautiously.
Folivorous primates are relatively rare in the New World, the primary exception being howler monkeys.
Folivore - Biocrawler (101 words)
In Zoology, a folivore is an animal that specializes in eating leaves.
For this reason folivorous mammals tend to have long digestive tracts and slow metabolisms.
Many enlist the help of symbiotic bacteria to release the nutrients in their diet.
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