If you're so worried about zombies getting a good dinner, so they don't starve, why aren't you concerned about making sure they get their 8 glasses of water every day? You know that people die from dehydration much faster than starvation.
They eat people to spread the infection and increase their numbers. In the game, there's a part in Episode 4 where they find the zombie of a kid who died of starvation.
The zombie doesn't have strength even to crawl and that became kinda depressing for the main characters to watch, so one of them decides to end this little zombie's eternal suffering with a hit/shot to the head and then bury him. In the show they come across a zombie that has been hanging, unable to eat, presumably for a long time, and it is as animate as ever as it attempts to grab at them.
Additionally, in one of the latest (might have been the last) episode, a couple characters discuss how the “world has no future”, which granted may not have anything to do with whether zombies need to eat, but you would think that they would hold out hope if they knew that zombies could die of starvation. Since they don't “really” need to eat in order to not die (after all, they're already dead), there is no danger to them from that side.
However, moving, walking, and other actions will clearly use energy, which would presumably indicate the need for some kind of nourishment. Muscles clearly work, as does part of the brain, but we don't know if anything else gets shut down (like the digestive system).
My guess is that they don't really need to eat, they just use the energy from their own bodies to survive, breaking down things like cells and skin and organs they don't need as they go on. As the apocalypse goes on(especially in the game) you can see that zombies become more and more rotted, and there are fewer fat ones left around active on the streets.
There is a comment, in the show (don't ask me which season or episode, I just know I've heard it) where someone mentions that they do starve, just quite a bit slower than humans, since they're not alive. Thus, even zombies, begin dead, would expend some form of energy to continue walking around, threatening, and eating people.
One would assume, this is why the zombies eat other living creature, to maintain their energy levels which deplete over time. As zombies only operate at a very basic level (a lot of our biological systems don't appear to be functioning) they probably expend energy at a substantially lower level than you or I do, but expend energy they must, and thus (if they don't eat) they will eventually reach a point where their energy levels drop so low they would cease to be animate (i.e. they would die a second time).
In Letter Hacks #14 and #111 it's stated Zombies eat for impulse and possess no functioning digestive system, with what they've eaten being forced out once its full, unprocessed. The worse state of older zombies holds the key; when a human starves, the body will break down fat, then muscle, followed by vital organs.
The slide in mental function seems to imply the parts of the brain stem re-animated are cannibalized in the process. Since zombies do not digest, this would be how they survive, and the slower decay that stops them being a bare skeleton in a matter of a few weeks, (#9 and #11) could easily be the virus' way of preserving and stretching its 'food' source.
They would end up running out and 'starving' (in a manner of speaking), but there is no indication of how long, other than that a surviving human would most likely outlive it, through the years, and that a zombie's lifespan would differ depending on the individual, (#7); which makes sense, given body fat ratio, muscle density, state of organs and tissue changes from person to person. The fact the zombies die off, alb eight slowly, happens whether they eat or not.
I'm not sure, but at the end of season 1 they find out that the walkers die and then come back to life, but with only part of their brain working. Zombies can probably survive for years without eating, but I think if they don't feed on living humans to keep them alive then they'll probably will start feeding on themselves since there's nothing else for them eat that is living.
But the energy needs of the brain stem probably so low that breakdown of body could provide for extended period (months, years?). End result of zombie with no access to food, like any other animal lying long enough on the roadside.
Going to throw this out there.... As stated in the episode of the CDC when they come back to life it is due to what ever virus strain that allowed them to come back with minimal brain activity. Eating would be a primal, instinctual act like how a dog spins repeatedly before lying down (some believe this behavior is done, so the dog can find wind direction so when they lay down his/her nose will be facing the wind to smell trouble as it comes, or simply to soften up the ground).
Over time as they rot they lose functionality until everything stops working. That being said, I think the bigger question would be why do humans not turn when zombie blood gets on a cut or in the eyes or ingested, why only when bitten or scratched.
They will die when they lose some primary ligament, purification or decompose. In some episodes they eat horse, rats, etc when they don't have human as a target.
In Indonesia, Polkas in South Sulawesi, we have some old tribe magic that can make people who died a few years ago to get walk to their own burial place. In this tribe area you shall prepare all black suit, no other color, no technology device.
First slowing them down second an adrenaline rush that makes it want food even more, so they attack (more) silently.waiting in a good place for let's say 6years will make them slow perfect for a raiding trip to get food and guns When they have no food for a long time, and their stomach starts eating itself, and the brain doesn't have enough energy, the zombies will die.
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Lack of a nutritious diet and vital nutrients makes a person more susceptible to diseases and bodily malfunctions, leading to frequent headaches, nausea, and other problems. A short term starvation diet may have side effects such as irritability, decreased attention span, and fatigue.
An extended starvation diet, on the other hand, may have more serious repercussions such as irregular menstrual cycles in women, alopecia, osteoporosis and nutrient or vitamin deficiencies such as rickets, anemia and so on. Anybody looking to lose weight should go in for the healthier options of diet controls and regular workouts rather than adopting such drastic measures that may permanently harm the body.
People are dying of starvation WHILE having peas in their hands (to transport to granary). People are dying of starvation in my very own village, not even outside it, INSIDE OF IT.
The world of The Walking Dead is overrun by flesh-eating zombies, but there's a good chance they'll all eventually cease being a threat. It's no secret that the title of The Walking Dead is a double meaning, and as explained onscreen by Rick Grimes, also refers to the human survivors of the undead apocalypse.
Still, the zombies, or walkers as they're usually called, play an important role in the story, as it's pretty much impossible to try and move on as a human society while they're still lurking about. However, as the late George Romero's movies started to explore a little as they went along, zombies, by their very nature, aren't an eternal problem.
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The central part of the cerebellum (the dermis) is absent or very small and may be abnormally positioned. These abnormalities often result in problems with movement, coordination, intellect, mood, and other neurological functions.
Some children have a buildup of fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus) that may cause increased head size (microcephaly). People with Dandy-Walker malformation may experience muscle stiffness and partial paralysis of the lower limbs (spastic paraplegia), and they may also have seizures.
Dandy-Walker malformation typically affects only the brain, but problems in other systems can include heart defects, malformations of the urogenital tract, extra fingers or toes (polydactyly) or fused fingers or toes (syndactyly), or abnormal facial features. In 10 to 20 percent of people with Dandy-Walker malformation, signs and symptoms of the condition do not appear until late childhood or into adulthood.
Rarely, people with Dandy-Walker malformation have no health problems related to the condition. Problems related to hydrocephalus or complications of its treatment are the most common cause of death in people with Dandy-Walker malformation.
This condition can also be associated with missing (deletions) or copied (duplications) pieces of certain chromosomes. Dandy-Walker malformation can also be a feature of genetic syndromes that are caused by mutations in specific genes.
Research suggests that Dandy-Walker malformation could be caused by environmental factors that affect early development before birth. For example, exposure of the fetus to substances that cause birth defects (teratogens) may be involved in the development of this condition.
Most cases of Dandy-Walker malformation are sporadic, which means they occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. A small percentage of cases seem to run in families; however, Dandy-Walker malformation does not have a clear pattern of inheritance.
Multiple genetic and environmental factors likely play a part in determining the risk of developing this disorder. Linger A, Lehmann OJ, Huggins L, Chizhikov VS, Bass AG, Ages LC, Kratz ID, Dozens WB, Miller KJ.
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