Carnivores like herbivores are in the second level of the food chain. Unlike herbivores that eat mainly plants, carnivores eat mainly other animals. Most carnivores get their energy and nutrients from eating herbivores so they are called. There are a few carnivores that eat other carnivores, so they are called
In the desert there are many predators. Some of the predators in this ecosystem are very sneaky. For example the banded gecko will come out at night to hunt for insects and rattlesnakes will use theirvenomto kill small rodents, and lizards before eating them.
Scavengersare animals that dont hunt but eat the leftovers of predators. Hyenas and ravens are examples of scavengers because they dont hunt but eat other animals leftovers. Scavengers can also be considered decomposers because they feed off of dead things.
On the ice in the arctic polar bears are tertiary consumers because they eat seals that are also carnivores.
Do you remember reading about the Venus fly trap when you read about producers? Well here is where this plant fits in on the food chain. These plants are not producers rather they are carnivorous and capture flies to eat as they fly by.
Most carnivores in the food chain are calledpredators. A predator is an animal that hunts for and kills other animals for food. The animals that predators hunt are calledprey. There are many different kinds of carnivores from small spiders that catch and eat flies, to lions that hunt and kill their food.
If there were no carnivores there would be too many herbivores and not enough producers to feed them.
In the cold arctic waters there are many carnivorous animals from smallseabedlife like sea stars to the beluga whale.
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You got it, a shark! Sharks are just one of the carnivores in the water.
Other carnivores in the water include barracudas, moray eels, piranhas and squid. All the carnivores in the water eat other fish.
And lastly in the arctic skies there are a few kinds of carnivorous birds like the arctic loon and arctic terns that like to eat zooplankton.
When you think of meat eating animals in the water what is the first fish that comes to mind?
The forest has many different animals some that eat meat and others that eat only plants. Some of the meats eating carnivorous animals in the forest are owls, wolves, lynx, and the weasel. The wolf eats many larger herbivores in the forest whereas the weasel feeds in small animals like mice.
The arctic has many different carnivores, some life on the land and others live in the water. Land carnivores are the arctic wolf, the arctic, fox, and the snowy owl. All these carnivores eat herbivores so they are secondary consumers.Caanimals in the forestrnivores