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What is meant by a primary consumer, secondary consumer and a tertiary consumer? Give one example of each.

Answer :

● Primary consumer- Primary consumers are living organisms that only eat plants i.e. producers. Herbivores/ plant eaters are primary consumers. For example- Goat, Rabbit.


● Secondary consumer- Secondary consumers are organisms that eat herbivores/ primary consumers for their food/ nutrient requirements. They are known as carnivores that feed on herbivores. For example- Frog, rat etc.


● Tertiary consumer- tertiary consumers are organisms that feed on secondary consumers. Basically, tertiary consumers are large carnivores which feed on small carnivores. For example- Owl, lion, etc.


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