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food chainThe Food Chain

What do human beings have in common with hummingbirds, hibiscus flowers and hippopotamuses? We all need food to survive! Every living thing or organism on this planet is part of a food chain. A food chain is the natural order of how plants and animals get food. For instance, in a garden, you might observe a fly caught in a spider's web. The spider will eat this fly and a bird might eat the spider. A cat might hunt and eat the bird. From fly to spider to bird to cat, this is an example of a food chain.