Beavers are primary consumers, pure herbivores that eat parts of hardwood trees including their leaves, bark and the softer tissue beneath the bark. They also consume all parts of aquatic plants in their environment. They are preyed upon by wolves, bears, wolverines, red foxes, lynx and otters.
Beavers have great effects on their environments beyond just their place in the food chain. The dams they create from parts of trees slow rivers and create aquatic environments that many species use. The still water behind a beaver dam can support very different species than running river water. The floods they cause can cover acres of land.Learn More
According to National Geographic, blue whales feed on tiny, shrimp-like organisms called krill. A blue whale can consume up to 4 tons of krill each day.Full Answer >
According to Blue Planet Biomes, the temperate grassland food chain includes plants, insects and a wide range of larger animals that work together to meet the needs for energy within the ecosystem. The temperate grassland food chain begins when a producer is consumed.Full Answer >
The bald eagle's food chain consists of aquatic plants and diverse grass types as primary producers. Insects, mice, different sizes of fish, frogs and smaller birds occupy the primary, secondary and tertiary consumer roles. The bald eagle, having no real predator, resides at the top of its food chain.Full Answer >
Caimans usually sit at the top of the food chain in their environment, only to be hunted by jaguars and sometimes by anacondas. Jaguars are large cats that can fight caimans in and out of the water, while anacondas can hunt small caimans but usually lose to the large ones.Full Answer >