• All ecosystems have living things that play the same basic roles.
  • Producers make food for themselves and other living things.
  • Decomposers break down dead plants and animals into component parts.
  • Grazers feed on living organisms without killing them.
  • Predators, like lions, capture and kill animals for food.
  • The animals they eat are called prey.
  • Listed below are the three main types of consumers: herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.
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