What is the trophic level of a lion in a forest ecosystem?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the trophic level of a lion in a forest ecosystem?
 
(a) T1
 
(b) T3
 
(c) T0
 
(d) T4
 
I have been asked this question in an interview.
 
My query is from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct choice is (d) T4
 
Easy explanation: A lion is an ultimate or a top-level carnivore. Lion being a tertiary consumer belongs to the fourth trophic level.