Grazer

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A grazer is an animal, usually a herbivorous mammal, which eats grass rather than trees and shrubs. It is contrasted with browsers, which eat trees & shrubs. The life-style, dentition (teeth), and digestive system of grazers has to be different from browsers, to handle the problems of eating and digesting grass. This is well illustrated in the evolution of such groups as horses.