An animal (they are all herbivores) that 'chew the cud'. Examples are cattle, sheep and deer but NOT horses. They digest more of a plant than 'single stomached' animals by having a 'rumen' (the first of several stomachs) where the plant material they have eaten are fermented by micro-organisms to produce proteins and sugars the animal can digest.
An animal with a stomach that has four compartments, and a more complex digestive system than other mammals. Ruminants include cattle, sheep, goats, deer, bison, elk, and camels. Swine, dogs, and humans are examples of nonruminants.
Animals having four stomach compartments - rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasums - through which food passes in digestion. These animals chew their cud or regurgitate partially digested food for further breakdown in the mouth. Ruminant animals include cattle, sheep, goats, deer and camels.
mammals that have 4 stomachs and chew their cud are ruminants. They are herbivores and the plant material they eat is difficult to digest. In ruminants the 4 digestive chambers accommodate a large number of bacteria which help digest the plant material. Members of the deer family and mountain sheep and goats are all ruminants.
Any of various hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals, such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer and giraffes, characteristically having a stomach divided into four compartments and chewing a cud consisting of regurgitated, partially digested food.
A hoofed, often horned, animal with a four-compartment stomach. Examples include cattle, goats, deer and giraffes. During digestion, ruminants regurgitate and chew their partially digested food, called cud.
An animal thet chews the cud and has a complex digestive system with a four part stomach enabling bacteria to break down food. Ruminants lack upper incisor teeth and their complex stomach allows them to store and digest large amounts of bulky and fibrous food
Animal having a stomach with four compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum). Their digestive process is more complex than that of animals having a true stomach. Ruminants include cattle, sheep and goats, as well as deer, bison, buffalo, camels, and giraffes.
A ruminant is any hooved animal that digests its food in two steps, first by eating the raw material and regurgitating a semi-digested form known as cud, then eating the cud, a process called ruminating. Ruminants include cattle, goats, sheep, camels, llamas, giraffes, bison, buffalo, deer, wildebeast, and antelope. The suborder Ruminantia includes all those except the camels and llamas, which are Tylopoda.