6th Class Science Food: Where Does It Come From? Types of Consumers

Types of Consumers

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*     Types of Consumers


Consumers have been classified into the following groups on the basis of their food habits.


*           Herbivores

The animals that eat only plants or plant products, are called herbivores. Cow, buffalo, goat, elephant, horse, rabbit, camel etc. are the example of herbivores animals.



*       Carnivores

The animals that eat only other animals are called carnivores. Tiger, lion, cheetah, wolf, snake, etc. are the example of carnivores animals





*           Omnivores

The animals that eat both plants and animals are called omnivores. Man, bear, dog, crow etc. are the example of omnivores animals.


*           Scavengers

The animals that eat dead bodies of other animals are called scavengers. Crow, vulture, hyena etc. are the examples of scavengers.






     Which one of the following plants store food in its stem?

(a) Turnip

(b) Garlic

(c) Lettuce

(d) Beet

(e) None of these


Answer: (b)



     Which one of the following animals is a herbivores?

(a) Giraffe

(b) Hyena

(c) Lion

(d) Bear

(e) None of these


Answer: (a)




Food gives us energy, keep healthy and protects from diseases.

Food like cereals, pulses, fruits etc. are obtained from plants.

Food like milk, eggs and meat we obtain from animals.

Some plants store their food in roots.

Green plants are called producers.

Animals are known as consumers..

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