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                                               Food Chain Facts

food chain can be defined as a system that explains the feeding system between different living things in a particular environment. Or in other words, food chain can be explained as the transfer of energy from one species to another. Food gives us the energy we require to live. Plant is the starting point of a food chain because it makes its own food.

Quick Facts: –

  • There are two types of components in a food chain, producer and consumer. A producer is the one that creates the energy and consumer is the one that use the energy.
  • A producer is also known as an autograph.
  • Plants are producers and other living things are consumers.
  • There are total 4 types of consumers in the animal kingdom: – Carnivore, Herbivore, Omnivore and Scavenger.
  • Carnivores only eat other animals.
  • Herbivore only eats plants.
  • An Omnivore is the one who eats both plants and other animals.
  • A Scavenger eats dead animals.
  • Plants start a food chain. They use sunlight as energy to make their food.
  • Plants are eaten by insects. This insect is eaten by a bird. A bird is eaten by a large mammal.
  • When this mammal dies, it decomposes and consumed by bacteria and fungi as food.
  • We, humans eat both plants and animals. We are at the end of food chain.
  • Al-Jahiz, a scientist of 9th century introduced the entire concept of food chains.
 

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