The Kingdom Animalia


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The Kingdom Animalia
1011302The Kingdom AnimaliaAnimals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms that are characterized by their nutritional habits—they eat (ingest) other living organisms. Many animals prey on other animals and are known as carnivores. Others ingest plants and are classified as herbivores.
EXAMPLE 1 A lioness stalks a herd of impala and kills one of the slower members of the herd. She shares the meal with other members of her group (pride). In this case, the lioness is the predator (hunter) and the impala is the prey (the hunted). The remains may be picked on by s…
Citation
George H. Fried; George J. Hademenos: Schaum's Outline of Biology, Fourth Edition. The Kingdom Animalia, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export