frugivores

“Humans are frugivores/herbivores!”

“Actually no here are fifteen scholarly sources proving we are omnivores”

“no you’re wrong because I read three internet articles and have a skewed romanticized perception of biology sorry sweaty I don’t make the rules uwuwuwuwu”

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The kinkajou (Potos flavus), also known as the honey bear, is a rainforest mammal of the family Procyonidae related to olingos, coatis, raccoons, and the ringtail and cacomistle.

Native to Central America and South America, this mostly frugivorous, arboreal mammal is not an endangered species, though it is seldom seen by people because of its strict nocturnal habits

Red-crested Turaco (Tauraco erytholophus)

…a species of turaco that is endemic to parts of western Angola in Africa, occurring mainly in forested habitats. Like other species of turacos, red-crested turacos are primarily frugivorous (fruit eaters) in nature but they are known to feed on other types of plant matter as well. The red-crested turaco is the national bird of Angola, and has become a symbol for conservation nationally.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Musophagiformes-Musophagidae-Tauraco-T. erythrolophus

Image: Daniel Demczuk

Emerald Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Today, on “Birds That Are Hard To Photograph Bc They Keep Biting Me”, is a teensy-tiny powerhouse of fury: the emerald toucanet! These beautiful birds are mostly frugivorous, but they’re also notorious net poachers. It didn’t happen this year, but apparently toucanets have been captured in the past with half-devoured hummingbirds in their bills. YIKES.

Prized for the soft, marrow-like flesh in its ‘horn’, the Cassowary is native to the forests of Northeastern Australia. These vibrant turkeys live on a diet primarily of fruit which gives their horn-meat a light, delicate flavour reminiscent of the fruits the bird ate in life. Unfortunately, this frugivorous diet also makes their eggs a sweet treat for any feral hogs in the area, so Cassowaries are an endangered species.

Did you even bother to read these articles??? NONE of them say anything about humans being “frugivores” The first one CLEARLY states that human ancestors ate meat whenever it was available. They are arguing that humans are facilitative rather than obligate carnivores. NO ONE in their right minds believes humans are obligate carnivores. I have consistently stated that humans are OMNIVORES. This paper is useless in proving your point. It CLEARLY refutes it. Paper number two states that the MASS of the digestive system is not tied to brain size in primates. No news there! It’s not mass that counts, it’s length. Herbivores have very long digestive tracts in order to maximize the absorption of nutrients. Carnivores have extremely short ones to allow for the quick and easy digestion of meat. Omnivores have intermediate length guts. They don’t digest meat or plants exceptionally well but, they are good enough at both to have an advantage over Herbivores and carnivores. Paper number 3. This paper has NOTHING to do with human dietary physiology. It simply tries to associate the human love of alcohol with fruit eating in the Hominidae as a whole. NOWHERE does it state that the ancestors of humans were frugivores or that they did not eat meat. Some primates do rely heavily upon seasonal fruits but, NO primate species is an obligate frugivore nor is there any fossil evidence to suggest that any extinct species were. Your statements are NOT TRUE.