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Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer?

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Which of the following organisms is a primary consumer?

A. Dog

B. Sheep

C. Grass

D. Fungus

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B

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Primary consumers are eaters of primary producers; they are herbivores who survive directly on plants.

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  1. Option A is incorrect; dogs are not exclusive plant eaters; they are mostly flesh eaters.
  2. Option B is very correct; sheep feed exclusively on grass, they are confirmed herbivores who depend directly on plants to survive.
  3. Grass is a primary producer and not a consumer. So, C is incorrect.
  4. Actually, D is incorrect; fungus is neither a producer nor a consumer; fungi are often called decomposers, this means they complete the food chain by decomposing dead plants and animals to make soil nutrients available for plants.

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  • Dogs may widely be considered as carnivores, but careful analysis shows they are also omnivores.

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/culled from 2018 JAMB-UTME biology question 26 /

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