What is a second order carnivore?
Carnivores that feed on herbivores are second order carnivores. For example, owls and alligators are second order carnivores.
A primary carnivore is an animal that eats herbivores . A primary carnivore is an animal that eats the first order consumers (the animals which are herbivores). For example, a deer or a mouse. In the food chain: grass is consumed by a mouse which is consumed by a snake which is consumed by a hawk, the snake is the primary carnivore (because it ate the herbivore).
Yes. Tigers are pure carnivores. They prefer hunting large ungulates such as chital, sambar, gaur, and to a small extent also barasingha, water buffalo, nilgai, serow and takin. Among the medium-sized prey species they frequently kill wild boar, and occasionally hog deer, muntjac and Gray langur. Small prey species such as porcupines, hares and peafowl are also hunted and form a very small part in their diet. Sometimes, they also prey on domestic livestock too…