Meso Carnivores

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Mesocarnivores are mid sized to small mammalian species whose diet consists of 50-70% meat and the remainder is made up of non-vertebrate foods including fruit, fungi and other plant material. Mesocarnivores are more numerous and more diverse than large carnivores. The species can be solitary to highly social and habitat specialists of climax communities or generalists that live in closer proximity to human communities.

Canadian lynx images courtesy of Kalon Baughan