Database lays out diets of the world’s carnivores

A new database gathers together peer-reviewed research on the diets of carnivores, like this grizzly in Yellowstone National Park, around the world. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What does a red fox eat? What about a dhole? A hyena? A stoat? PhD students at the University of Sussex in the UK have assembled research into the diets of carnivores around the world, from polar bears to pumas. The open access database, CarniDIET, brings together peer-reviewed research to benefit conservation and research. Users can search by species or country and see how even the same species may have different diets in different regions.

Check out CarniDIET here.