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What are three terms used to describe organisms such as lions?

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The three terms that are used to describe organisms such as lions are third order heterotrophs, tertiary consumers and top carnivores. Lions are also known as apex or top predators.

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Lions do not have any enemies other than humans and belong to the very top of the food chain in a grassland ecosystem. Lions are known as tertiary consumers since they eat secondary consumers, which are plant eaters or primary consumers. Heterotrophs are organisms that are not self-sustaining and eat other living organisms. Lions are third order heterotrophs since they eat secondary consumers or second order heterotrophs. Carnivores are animals that eat other animals.

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