A carnivore is an organism that feeds on animal tissues, generally meat (muscle), from living or dead (necrophagy) animals.
Carnivores are also an order of mammals of which the teeth (fangs) have evolved to tear meat. This order includes the suborders Caniformia (dogs, bears, seals...) and Feliformia (cats, genets, hyenas...).
The harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus) is classified as a carnivore due to its diet and the fact that it belongs to the order of carnivores. © Gale CC by-nc-nd 2.0