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Consumers are animals that eat or consume food provided by other animals or plants. Primary consumers are animals that eat plants. If they eat plants only, they are known as herbivores. If they eat plants and animals, they are known as omnivore. Plants are where they get part or all of their energy from. They cannot produce their own energy like plants or trees. For example, in a food chain, grass may be eaten by a zebra and zebra may be eaten by a lion. Here, the zebra is the primary consumer because it is the one eating the grass or plant. Another example would be monkeys eating berries from a tree and then, for example, a leopard eating the monkeys. Here, the primary consumer would be the monkeys eating the berries from the tree.

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  • Many food chains can be joined together. What do we call this?

    1) A food web
    2) A food map
    3) A food plate
    4) A food trail
  • Why aren't plants consumers?

    1) Because they make their own food using the sun's energy
    2) Beause they only eat insects
    3) Because they dont need food to survive
    4) Because they are not living
  • Why is a deer classified as a herbivore?

    1) It only eats plants
    2) It eats plants and other animals
    3) It eats other animals only
    4) It can make its own food
  • What do primary consumers eat?

    1) Plants or plants and animals
    2) only insects
    3) only mammals
    4) nothing
  • What do we call animals that eat primary consumers?

    1) Secondary consumers
    2) Prey
    3) mammals
    4) tertiary consumers
  • Which one of these animals is a primary consumer?

    1) Zebra
    2) Tiger
    3) Hyena
    4) Wolf
  • The arrows in a food chain show what?

    1) Energy moving from one thing to another
    2) water
    3) electricity
    4) blood
  • An omnivore only eats plants?

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • Is a Leopard a primary consumer?

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • A herbivore only eats plants?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Most primary consumers are herbivores?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Is a rabbit a primary consumer?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Is a gorilla a primary consumer?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • Can there be more than one animal eating the same plant?

    1) Yes
    2) No
  • A carnivore only eats meat

    1) Yes
    2) No

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