Herbivores are animals that only eat vegetation such as grasses, fruits, leaves, vegetables, roots and bulbs. Some herbivores are called frugivores because they eat mostly fruit.

Flying foxes and fruit bats are frugivores.

Grazing animals are animals that eat grass such as horses and cows. Animals that eat mostly leaves are called folivores such as caterpillars, giraffes, pandas and koalas.

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Animals that eat algae are called algivores such as krill and crabs.

Herbivores come in many different shapes and sizes. The African elephant is the world’s largest herbivore. The featherwing beetle is the world's smallest herbivore. There are more herbivores on Earth than carnivores (meat-eating animals).