Do the Teeth Prove an Animal is Carnivorous?
We've known all our lives that some animals are carnivorous. They eat much meat, a few of them perhaps nearly exclusively. If someone was standing outside looking in, would there be a way to predict this habit? Say, the teeth?
We've been conditioned to think that herbivores grind their food, whereas carnivores tear it, rip it, with sharper, cutting teeth. But if our outsider were to have all the animals brought before him and he was called upon to separate the animals accordingly, would he achieve 100% success?
Well, consider the teeth of the gorilla (see the photo). Gorillas are nearly exclusively herbivores, although they do eat termites and caterpillars, also. They have elongated teeth that (believe me) you would not want to become embedded in your arm. Our outsider would doubtless place our friend the gorilla in the wrong category.
When we're told things, it is wise not to buy into them too quickly, sadly, sometimes even when an individual is portrayed to us as an expert.
By the way, you may find the original diet for all the animals and man most interesting. It is found in Genesis Chapter 1 Verses 29 and 30...
Then God said: “Here I have given to you every seed-bearing plant that is on the entire earth and every tree with seed-bearing fruit. Let them serve as food for you. And to every wild animal of the earth and to every flying creature of the heavens and to everything moving on the earth in which there is life, I have given all green vegetation for food.” And it was so.
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