Why can't animals make their own food from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight like plants do?

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reason
by: Mbless

This is because animal cells don't contain the organelle called cloroplast.

Why can animals not make their own food
by: Brandi

There is an interesting part of science called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process of making food using sunlight. Later, when they need this energy , the plants get it back from the food they made(textbook,pg.54). Now the question is, why can animals not make their own food? Photosynthesis occurs in cells that have chloroplasts.

why cant animals make their own food from carbon dioxide, water and sunlight
by: Anonymous

Because animals don't have chloroplasts in their cells like plants do. Plants use these things to make food and energy through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis takes place in the thylakoid membranes of the chloroplasts.

Ecology
by: pawanpreet

Ecology derived from the relationship between the living things and there surroundings, and from ecosystems.

Simple
by: Anonymous

If animals would have ability to capture sunlight and produce energy for themselves there would be no need for plants and carbon cycle would not exist. There is a very important relationship between animals and plants creating a cycle of energy and carbon. That's why also many vitamins cannot be synthesized by animals.

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