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The world may be full of kind and gentle animals, such as goldfish, horses and puppies, but there's a dark secret that Mother Nature holds. We're talking about ferocious animals that hide, seek and hunt for their prey. Some of these lurk within the depths of the ocean, while others soar in the skies above us. It's time to talk about the mighty apex predators!
If other predators do not hunt an animal, then these are known as apex predators. Think of this as an animal food chain. Rabbits eat carrots, foxes eat rabbits and lions eat foxes. But can you think of an animal that hunts lions? Since they have no natural predators, this makes them an apex predator. (Although there is one exception: Hyenas occasionally hunt sick or very young lions for food.) An owl is another example of an apex predator since no other type of animal or bird hunts them. Owls also eat rodents, which eat worms and nuts that come from trees and dead leaves of our Earth. It's part of the natural cycle of life in this world, and one that's very important to Mother Nature. So which mighty apex predator do you think you are? Tell us about your dark personality to find out now!
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