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African Rainforest Food Web

Rainforests of Africa Food Web

This is an African Rainforest Food Web. See if you can identify all the parts of the food web that make this a functioning, healthy ecosystem. Look for:

The Producers - the trees, shrubs and plants.

The Primary Consumers – the okapi, mouse deer, monkeys, chimps, and apes.

The Secondary Consumers – the genet (tree cat) and eagle.

The Scavengers –  the mouse deer and monkeys.

The Decomposers or Detrivores – mushrooms, insects and microorganisms.

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Rainforests of Africa Food Web

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