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 Why is small intestine in herbivores longer than in carnivores?

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Herbivores get their nourishment from plants which thus makes cellulose main component of their diet Herbivorous animals which eat grass need longer intestine to absorb the cellulose in the food whereas meat-eating animals can digest as there is no cellulose to digest.

Cellulose digestion is a long process and is done by intestinal ruminant bacteria present in gut of herbivores.

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