noun, plural: hypocarnivores

A carnivorous animal in which only 30% of its diet is flesh or meat of another animal.


Examples include black bear, binturong and raccoon.

Word origin: Greek hypó (under) + carnivore

Compare: hypercarnivore, mesocarnivore

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