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10 Animals With Interesting Eating Habits

1. Honeybee

No countdown about animals and food would be complete without paying homage to the honeybee. This striped bee is the only insect that produces food available for human consumption, and it didn’t earn the name “worker bee” for nothing. In order to make honey, field honeybees collect nectar from flowers and return to the hive where worker bees take the nectar and begin to process it into honey by evaporating water from the nectar. This process can take a while, since they have to eat and then regurgitate the nectar repeatedly until it becomes honey. Like the other animals on this list, honeybees prove that being an animal gourmet isn’t easy, but the results are often well worth it.

Image credit: Kevy 3534 via flickr

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3:34AM PST on Feb 1, 2014

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1:15PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Ciekawy artykuł, zwyczaje żywieniowe zwierząt często nas zaskakują, a pomysłowości można by pozazdrościć. Takich przykładów można by podać o wiele więcej.

1:55PM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

fascinating.

2:20AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

interesting thanks

6:53AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

fascinating.

8:11AM PDT on May 30, 2011

Interesting

3:09PM PDT on May 6, 2011

I enjoyed this interesting natural history lesson. Thanks for sharing.

8:51AM PDT on May 3, 2011

AWESOME!

6:57PM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Another interesting article, thanks for share :).

9:28AM PDT on Mar 27, 2011

Your comment about Egyptian vultures being the only birds to eat other birds eggs is absolutely false! Crows, bluejays, magpies, ravens, and possibly other birds like cowbirds will eat eggs of other birds. (The cowbird then deposits its own egg in the nest of other birds (parasitism)). Please don't mislead people with blanket statements on animal behaviors that aren't based on factual information.

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