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Why don't animal cells have chloroplasts?

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Define: Chloroplast

A specialized component of certain cells; contains chlorophyll and is responsible for photosynthesis.

Animal cells don't contain chloroplasts because they do not produce their own food. Plants produce their own food via photosynthesis because they are at the bottom of the food chain - they are the producers, whereas animals eat either plants or other animals.

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