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Top 10 Animal Gluttons

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Top 10 Animal Gluttons

By Animal Planet

The average American eats over 1,700 pounds of food every year, but that’s no match for the eaters of the animal kingdom. While humans may know when to say when, some creatures have no clue about the concept of moderation. Some critters like to create their own personal buffet with nature’s leftovers, or while others think the ultimate recipe for a home-cooked meal includes regurgitation (to put it politely). Gluttony may be one of the seven deadly sins, but for the top gluttons of the animal world, it’s just a way of life.


With a nickname like “Garbage Can of the Sea” it’s no wonder that the tiger shark will eat just about anything in their path. What may be trash to humans is treasure as far as this shark is concerned license plates, shoes, and parts of a suit of armor are just some of the things that have been found in their stomachs. Come to think of it, these sharks could probably do a lot to help keep our oceans clean. However, sometimes they bite off more than they can chew, forcing their binge to become a purge. By far, though, their most nasty eating habit starts before they’re even born tiger-sharks-to-be have actually been filmed turning on each other as a tasty treat.

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7:04PM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

There was a saying popular in my youth. "I eat lke a bird." A bird eats all day long!

3:02AM PDT on Jun 10, 2011


11:43AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Wow, would not want to in front of one of them!!!

6:53PM PDT on May 13, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:07AM PST on Feb 24, 2011

Who fed a vulture anthrax to see if it could digest it!?

And I was anticipating humans to be number 1.

8:54AM PST on Jan 22, 2011


7:09PM PST on Jan 8, 2011

Very interesting. The old saying that you learn something new everyday is definitely true.

12:57PM PST on Dec 16, 2010

I'm on a no gluttin diet...

4:58PM PST on Dec 15, 2010

I totally agree with Nancy P's comment!

4:17PM PST on Dec 12, 2010


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