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Activity 14

Eat or be eaten


It’s the implacable law of nature. Plants take in nutrients from the soil and transform solar energy. Animals eat either plant or animal food, sometimes both.

The food pyramid

There are many more species of herbivores than carnivores. Plant food is abundant and easy to find. Carnivores have to hunt actively to capture their prey for food. On the pyramid, each species on the lower rungs can serve as food for one or more of the species on the rung above, and so on.

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