Common Grazers: Nine Animals

Sheep are kept for wool, meat, and to trim grass. Middle-aged sheep have a full set of teeth, so they're better at grazing. Older sheep lose teeth and graze less. Rain can induce hoof rot.


Because their teeth face front, horses may bite closer to the ground. They may bite lower than domesticated agricultural animals. Horses prefer grass to flowers.


Grazing livestock. Animals are raised for meat, dairy, and hide in North America. Other countries breed cattle for food. Cattle may eat grain depending on their purpose.


Goats can handle rough, wet terrain. Root rot affects them less than sheep. Goats, selective eaters, shorten grass. They chew grass seeds with flexible lips. Grazers,


North American bisons are common grazing animals. Due to hunting, these animals' population has decreased. Bison live in western protected areas.


Mules are popular grazing horses and donkey hybrids. Donkeys and horses produce mules. Less than horses, they eat grass, hay, and shrubbery.


North American white-tailed deer are common. South and Central American animals. In spring and summer, deer eat grass, leaves, and other plants.

White-tail Deer

Zebras are related to horses, but they can't be tamed. These huge animals migrate to graze on grasslands. Plains, mountain, and Grevy's zebras are zebra species.


Domesticated donkeys are common. Like horses and hoofed animals, donkeys consume plants. They consume hay, hay, and grain. Ancient humans domesticated them.


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