Animals that rely heavily on grass for nutrition


Llamas are South American camelids well-adapted to arid conditions. Llamas graze on grasslands in the Andes. In the U.S. and Europe, llamas have grown popular as pets.

Red kangaroo

The largest kangaroos are reds. They inhabit grasslands and woods across Australia. Red kangaroos can leap 9 metres. Red kangaroos often have twins, but only one will mature.


Mature cows have similar-sized rumens. Its size lets cows eat more grass. Cows lie down to chew their grass after eating. Cows consume grass since it's their natural diet. Worldwide, grass grows.


Hydrochoeridae family rodent. An adult weighs between 35 and 60 kg, making it the world's largest rodent. Capybaras are popular exotic pets from Central and South America. Capybaras eat grasses, aquatic plants, and fruits.


North American pronghorns are ungulates. These fast-moving animals eat grasses, bushes, leaves, buds, flowers, and fruit. Seasonally, their nutrition changes.

White Rhinoceros

The white rhinoceros weighs up to two tonnes and is over four metres long. White rhinos are herbivores who eat mostly short grass (75% of their diet). They are placid, gregarious animals that dwell in herds.


The black and white stripes of a zebra are instantly recognisable. Three different kinds of zebras exist, but they're all vegetarians that subsist on grass. They consume vegetation and tree bark.


Aquatic elephants, manatees. Docile and slow, they inhabit in shallow coastal waters globally. Manatees eat seaweed and algae. Slow manatees are termed the "sea cow." 

Gopher tortoises

Tortoises are found worldwide. Gopher tortoises eat mostly plants and grasses. These turtles live in sandy scrublands to dig. Gopher tortoises are one of few east of the Mississippi.

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