Free course

Studying mammals: Meat eaters

Free statement of participation on completion

The powerful and majestic carnivores are the focus of many television documentaries. In this free course, Studying mammals: Meat eaters, we will delve into the lives of these fearsome hunters and explore their physical adaptations and social behaviour. This is the fifth course in the Studying mammals series.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe some of the characteristic features of carnivores
  • outline the dentition of carnivores and its link with diet
  • outline some of the behavioural and sensory characteristics of carnivores, with examples
  • explain, with examples, the roles that vision and smell play in the lives of carnivores
  • explain the variety of ways in which carnivores assemble in groups.