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Primary Consumer

Primary consumers are usually herbivores that feed on plants and fungus, which are in turn Primary Providers. Secondary consumers, on the other hand, are mainly carnivores, and prey on other animals. Omnivores, who feed on both plants and animals, can also be considered a secondary consumer.

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