Here’s some food for thought—tortoises enjoy brightly colored fruits and vegetables, especially red ones.
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That’s not your stomach growling—it’s an Alaskan brown bear looking for its next meal. The bears catch salmon that swim up freshwater streams.
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Shrews slurp up worms like spaghetti! The mole-like animal uses so much energy that it must eat almost all day long to burn calories for fuel.
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Down the hatch! Humpback whales gulp mouthfuls of water containing small fish or plankton. Then they filter the water out and trap the food in bony plates called baleen.
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A giraffe's tongue can be up to 21 inches (53 centimeters) long. That tongue and their six-foot (1.8-meter) necks help them eat leaves from tall trees.
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Bamboo accounts for 99 percent of a giant panda’s diet—but they do occasionally eat other vegetation, fish, or small animals.
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What a mouthful! Chipmunks have special cheek pouches that let them carry large amounts of food to their burrows or nests to store for winter.
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Come and get it! This starling has hungry mouths to feed and will leave the nest up to 400 times a day to find insects.
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Macaques go bananas over fruit. Fruit and seeds make up 60 to 90 percent of their diet.
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These polar bears can have their cake and eat it too. Zookeepers made this birthday treat out of ice, fruit, and fish.
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