Rather than munching on plants, carnivores like to eat meat. They can eat herbivores, omnivores, and even other carnivores. These creatures are often called predators, in that they control certain populations such as rodents who would grow too large without their guidance. Many carnivores have sharp teeth or beaks to tear flesh while others have keen eyesight in order to sight their prey.
The precursors to dogs, these creatures are heterotrophs in that they like to eat meat. This type of carnivore is called a wolf. Wolves like to travel in packs, and usually team up against other animals such as deer for prey. By using their claws and sharp teeth, wolves are able to get their food and nutrients by eating meat.
Another type of carnivore is a hawk. Using their eyesight and flight, hawks are able to catch small rodents such as mice for food. Hawks are very important because they can control rodent populations. If we didn't have hawks, rodents such as mice would be a major hindrance to us.
The last example of a carnivore swims in the oceans. When you think of sharks, you might think of a particular movie, however sharks usually like to prey on fish. Using their rows of sharp teeth as well as their speed through the ocean's water, sharks are important in that they, like hawks, help control the fish populations.