All Animals And Humans Have A Digestive System Essay

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All animals and humans have a digestive system. The purpose of a digestive system is to digest and absorb. Digestion is the process by which food is broken down into small molecules, these small molecules are then absorbed into the body. The digestive system has two main parts, the digestive tract and accessory organs. According to Cliffs notes (https://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/anatomy-and-physiology/the-digestive-system/function-of-the-digestive-system) the digestive system has seven main processes. Ingestion; Propulsion; Secretion; Mechanical digestion; Chemical digestion; Absorption; Defection. All seven of processes are important in order for the digestive system to work.

The mammals I studied were: Cows, Dingos and Humans. A cow is a herbivore and has a foregut system. The cows habitat consists of anywhere that contains enough grass or plant life to maintain their continuous grazing. As long as there is enough food and water, cows can be able to survive different weather conditions. The dingo is a carnivore and has a short gut system. In reference to wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingo) ‘The dingo 's habitat ranges from deserts to grasslands and the edges of forests.’ Humans are omnivores. Where the human being interacts and exists within the environment is the humans habitat.

The cow has a foregut digestive system which means it has a four chambered stomach. The four chambers are (in order) rumen, reticulum, omasum and the abomasum. The rumen
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