The polar bear is at the top of the food chain for arctic animals, helping to control the seal population by feeding almost exclusively on seals. Polar bears rely on the high fat content of seals to fuel their bodies and maintain good levels of needed fat within their own bodies.Know More
Polar bears may eat beached whales, fish or smaller animals during times of low food sources. Eating these other animals is done out of necessity and not because of a preference for fish or small prey.
Grown polar bears have no predators other than other polar bears. Polar bear cubs are at risk of being eaten by other malnourished polar bears, but the adults are at the top of the food chain.Learn more about Polar Bears
A food web is a comprehensive map of how energy moves, in the form of food, throughout an ecosystem, while a food chain is one specific path through the web. Most food webs on Earth derive their energy primarily, if not exclusively, from sunlight. That energy is captured by plants via photosynthesis and then distributed to the consumers in the environment.Full Answer >
The arctic tundra biome supports a food chain that begins with plants as primary producers at the bottom. Herbivores consume the plants; and, primary small omnivores hunt the herbivores. Secondary or larger predator carnivores hunt both the herbivores and smaller omnivores.Full Answer >
Snow leopards are predatory animals, which places them high on the food chain. The leopards prey on other animals, such as sheep, goats and cows.Full Answer >
Beluga whales live near the top of the food chain in the Arctic ocean. Belugas, also called white whales because of their white skin, eat small species of fish and crustaceans, such as salmon, smelt, herring, Arctic and polar cod, shrimp, crabs, mollusks and marine worms. Belugas, in turn, are preyed upon by killer whales, polar bears and humans.Full Answer >