Animal Nutrition

Updated: Mar 31

By: Tony Wang


Nutrition is commonly referred to as the process by which food necessary for health and growth is obtained, consumed, and absorbed by living organisms. Animals and plants, both of which are living organisms, require sufficient nutrition in order to survive. However, unlike a majority of plants, animals must consume other living organisms in order to survive. They must consume these other living organisms in order to obtain the energy and organic molecules necessary to build up new cells and tissues. With that being said, there are a wide variety of diets among the millions of species of animals that live on our planet.