In a food chain, energy is passed from one link to another.  When a herbivore eats, only a fraction of the energy becomes new body mass; the rest of the energy is lost as waste or used up by the herbivore itself to carry out its own life processes.

Therefore, a carnivore has to eat many herbivores to get sufficient energy to survive and grow.

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Food chains and Webs