Jun 18, 2024, 11:30 PM IST

7 animals with unusual diets

Pavan Naidu

From carnivorous insects to herbivorous mammals, some animal diets are known to be very unusual. Here are seven animals that have unique diets.

Koalas follow a diet that consists of eucalyptus leaves. Their digestive system is specially adapted to break down the tough fibers of these leaves.


These vibrant birds get their pink color from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae. Their filter-feeding mechanism helps them extract nutrients from water.


Giant pandas survive on eating bamboo. Their digestive system is more similar to that of a carnivore, making their bamboo diet quite unique.

Giant Pandas

Known for their fearlessness, honey badgers have a diverse diet that includes honey, insects, small mammals, and even venomous snakes.

Honey Badgers 

These skilled hunters have a diet of insects and other small prey. What sets them apart is their hunting technique of shooting down insects with a precise stream of water.


These nocturnal creatures have a peculiar diet that includes insect larvae. They use their specialized elongated middle finger to extract insects from tree bark.


The largest animals on Earth sustain themselves by consuming tons of tiny krill daily. Their filter-feeding method allows them to extract krill from the ocean efficiently.

 Blue Whales