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animal that hunts and eats other animals


animal hunted or caught for food


an animal that eats only meat


an animal that eats only plants


an animal that eats both plants and animals

energy pyramid

shows the amount of energy available to pass from one level of a food chain to the next

primary consumer

animal that only eats plants; herbivore; first-level consumer

secondary consumer

animal that eats herbivores; carnivore; second-level consumer

tertiary consumer

animal that eats secondary consumers; carnivore eats another carnivore; third-level consumer

food web

shows the interactions among many different food chains in a single ecosystem

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