What would be an example of a food chain in the rainforest?

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May 18, 2015

Below we have a food web in which a golden lion tamarin (a type of monkey) can be eaten by either the boa constrictor or the jaguar. The jaguar can also eat the tapir and the agouti. The boa constrictor can also eat the sloth. The toucan at the bottom consumes the fruit produced by the tree, which is a green plant and primary producer.


Another example of a food chain starts with a primary producer such as a ficus tree, which produces leaves that a monkey eats, and then the monkey is eaten by a harpy eagle. When the harpy eagle dies, it falls to the earth and is consumed by scavengers and decomposers such as army ants and other insects as well as mushrooms and fungi.