Q:

Where is a horse in the food chain?

A:

Wolves, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, and grizzly bears are the natural predators of horses, though most horses are domesticated and live well-protected. Horses aren't easy prey because they are fast runners. Horses are herbivores and subsist on plants, grasses, fruits, and vegetables, such as oats, hay, and corn.

Horses sleep standing up in order to avoid becoming prey. In the wild, horses live in large herds to help keep away predators. In some instances, horses fall prey to human predators. People in Belgium, Kazahkstan, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Poland, China, and Indonesia eat horse just as readily as Americans and Britons eat beef.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Where are pigs in the food chain?

    A:

    According to a research report that was published in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,” pigs rank in the middle of the food chain with a trophic level between 2 and 2.5 on a 5 point scale, according to Popular Science. This is the same trophic level given to humans as a whole.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the horse food web?

    A:

    Historically, horses inhabited the vast Asian steppe, where they consumed grass and feared few predators. Currently, almost all horses are domestic animals that eat food provided to them by their keepers and fear no predators at all. Accordingly, the food web for horses is usually very simple, consisting of their food and the decomposers that eat them after they die.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the food chain of the porcupine?

    A:

    According to the University of Michigan, Department of Zoology, porcupines are generalist herbivores; their predators include lynx, bobcats, mountain lions, wolves, wolverines and great horned owls. These predators employ different strategies for coping with the porcupines’ quills; some attack from the front to avoid the sharp spikes, while others simply deal with the wounds caused from the quills.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where are koalas on the food chain?

    A:

    The koala has no natural predators, according to the Museum Victoria, so it sits at the top of the food chain in its natural habitat. In areas where the koala's habitat is being destroyed, koalas can fall prey to dogs and cats.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore