[Ans] With a diet primarily consisting of a single type of plant, what bear is said to be almost entirely vegetarian?

With a diet primarily consisting of a single type of plant, what bear is said to be almost entirely vegetarian? – Unlike their mainly carnivorous relatives, such as the grizzly and polar bear, the panda is said to be almost entirely vegetarian. The panda’s diet consists almost exclusively (99%) of bamboo. However, the giant panda still has the digestive system of a carnivore and thus derives little energy and protein from the consumption of bamboo. To compensate for the limited energy level of its diet, the average panda eats as much as 40 pounds of bamboo shoots, stalks, and leaves every day. Given this massive diet, the giant panda defecates up to 40 times a day.

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With a diet primarily consisting of a single type of plant, what bear is said to be almost entirely vegetarian?

The Panda is part of the Carnivora taxon group,

Along with felidiae (cat), some other bears, canidae, mustelids, otters, some seals and caniformia (racoons and the like) including the red panda which seems to be not directed related.

As with all vertebrate animals on the planet-

They do not require animal products in their diet to survive

People often confuse source ingredients (animal, fungi, plants) with nutrients (minerals, vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, water).

With a diet primarily consisting of a single type of plant, what bear is said to be almost entirely vegetarian?

Molecular biology shows us that these nutrients all break down into the same molecular components, although they use various chemical and physical pathways to get there.

This is why some foods cause disease, and some support our disease fighting immune system. But ultimately, it does not matter the source a polymer or monomer comes from.

In this way, molecular biology shows us that there is no special ingredient in animal products that a vertebrate would need to be healthy, or sustain life (sustainably, with health benefits).

Here is some basic reading if you are interested:

“Proteins – polymers are known as polypeptides; monomers are amino acids. Nucleic Acids – polymers are DNA and RNA; monomers are nucleotides, which are in turn consist of a nitrogenous base, pentose sugar, and phosphate group.”

With a diet primarily consisting of a single type of plant, what bear is said to be almost entirely vegetarian?

Answer: Unlike their mainly carnivorous relatives, such as the grizzly and polar bear, the panda is said to be almost entirely vegetarian. The panda’s diet consists almost exclusively (99%) of bamboo. However, the giant panda still has the digestive system of a carnivore and thus derives little energy and protein from the consumption of bamboo. To compensate for the limited energy level of its diet, the average panda eats as much as 40 pounds of bamboo shoots, stalks, and leaves every day. Given this massive diet, the giant panda defecates up to 40 times a day.

  1. Brown bear
  2. Polar bear
  3. Grizzly bear
  4. Panda bear

The correct answer is Panda bear.

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