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What is a specific food web from the tropical rain forest?

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A tropical rain forest food web begins with Brazil nut, jackfruit, avocado and banana trees. These are eaten by three-toed sloths, agoutis and birdwing butterflies. Jaguars, boar constrictors and toucans feed on these animals. Bacteria and fungi decompose dead organisms.

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What is a specific food web from the tropical rain forest?
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A rain forest food web begins with producers, which are plants that use the sun's energy during photosynthesis to make their own food. Primary consumers are generally plant-eaters, or herbivores. Secondary consumers feed on the herbivores. Tertiary consumers are also meat-eaters, or carnivores, that use primary and secondary consumers for food. Decomposers break down the dead bodies of organisms in all stages of the food web, recycling them back into the ecosystem.

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