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Amazon Rainforest Food Web

Amazon Rainforest Food Web

This is an Amazon 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, bromeliads and other plants.

The Primary Consumers – the macaws, monkeys, agouti, tapir, butterflies, sloths, toucans.

The Secondary Consumers – the jaguar and boa constrictor.

The Scavengers –  the butterflies and  other insects.

The Decomposers or Detrivores – mushrooms, insects and microorganisms.

* Try the Amazon Rainforest Food Web Activity.


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Amazon Rainforest Food Web

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