Omnivore: List of Amazing Animals that Are Omnivores

An omnivore is an animal that eats both plants and animals. Many animals are omnivores, including humans, bears, raccoons, and pigs. Omnivores have a diverse diet that includes a wide range of nutrients and energy sources. They have adapted to be able to digest both plant and animal matter, often with specialized teeth or digestive systems.


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What Is an Omnivore?

Some creatures can feed only on plants and prefer trees, and some favor meat. Omnivores consume a different variety of material that includes plants, animals, fungi, and even algae. There are also insects classified as omnivores, such as ants. Then there are birds, other mammals, and even reptiles. People are also omnivores.

List of Omnivores

  • Dogs
  • Pigs
  • Bears
  • Raccoon
  • Ostrich
  • Robins
  • Squirrels
  • Groundhog
  • Chipmunks
  • Skunks
  • Sugar Glider
  • Box Turtles
  • Hedgehogs
  • Bearded Dragons
  • White-footed Mouse
  • Wild Boar
  • Tapanuli Orangutans
  • Long-Nosed Bandicoot
  • Opossum
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Spider Monkey
  • Brown Rat
  • Eastern Fox Squirrel
  • Western Gorilla
  • Chimpanzees

Common Omnivore Animals | Facts & Pictures


The animal that is first to be domesticated, and they were bred over the years to give us a new breed to experience and enjoy. They have the instinct of the wolves, but humans have tamed them.

Dogs eat chicken, pork, veal, or beef. They even prefer feeding on foods that have meat flavors but they also enjoy feasting on plant-based carbohydrates, as well as, grains. Some fruits they can feed on include apples, oranges, kiwis, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Vegetables that will not be harmful include broccoli, celery, spinach, pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, and green beans.

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Wild pigs are known to look for food, and they can feed on leaves, flowers, fruits, and anything they can reach with their mouth. They can also hunt animals to feast on.

Pigs can also feed on insects and fish.

For farm-raised pigs, corn and soybeans cover a big bulk of their diet.

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This omnivore will consume anything from leaves, berries, roots, insects, fish, and meat. They prefer plants that have new sprouts and which are easier to digest and consume.

Bears can choose food that is more digestible besides nutritious. They are also opportunistic animals and will feed on what is available.

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Another omnivore that likes to feed on mushrooms, berries, watermelon, grassroots, insects as well as bird eggs, snakes, toads, and snails. Hedgehogs also eat slugs, caterpillars, millipedes, and worms.

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This animal love crayfish, frogs, mice, turtle, rabbits, muskrats, snails, clams, and fish. Insects are also one of their favorite. Plant-based food they like includes berries, nuts, and fruits.

Raccoons often look for food, and they have a very sensitive smell that they use to pick the scent of food nearby.

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Being the biggest bird in the world, Ostrich can reach a weight of up to over 140 kilos. One other surprising fact about ostriches is that they do not just eat plants and their roots, seeds, and leaves. They also eat lizards, rodents, locusts, snakes as their meat diet.

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They are also known as whistle pigs or land beavers. Groundhogs love to eat plants, but they also add insects and eggs to their diet. Groundhogs stay underground, but when they need to climb to escape the threat, they can do so. They are experts in burrowing, and when they need to regain that used-up energy, they will look for plants or insects.

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This animal can feed on dead animals, insects, birds, and rodents. They also favor frogs, eggs and grains, plants, and fruits which makes them an omnivore. We can find them in the United States and Canada.

They have a great appetite, particularly if they are nursing their offspring.

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Bearded Dragons

This animal is a great feeder cause they like to feed on anything they can chew and which is small that will fit inside their mouth trap. We consider them omnivores and ones that cannot regrow their limbs.

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Spider Monkey

This animal will live by consuming leaves, flowers, fruits, insects, eggs, and arachnids. We find them in South America and tropical rainforests. We rarely see them on the ground cause they would rather stay above trees where there is no threat and where they feel safe from predators.

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This animal prefers nuts, grains, fruits, seeds, and vegetables as well as fungi, small birds, reptiles, or insects. We can find the Siberian chipmunks in Europe and Asia. They have a fur pattern that is quite remarkable. One of their capability is expanding their cheeks by thrice their size so they can store food inside.

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