A habitat is the place where living things naturally live and grow. Habitats provide them with the food, water and shelter they need to live.
To better understand habitats…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
There are many different habitats on Earth.
Some different habitats are jungles, deserts, forests, the Arctic and rivers. Each of these different habitats are homes to many different plants and animals.
A habitat must meet the needs of animals that live there.
A three-banded armadillo needs to eat bugs and live in a warm place. A jungle is a good habitat for this animal because it meets the armadillo’s needs.
Animals have adaptations that help them survive.
The fennec fox has several adaptations that help it survive in a desert habitat. It has big ears that keep it cool. It also has fur on its feet to protect them from the hot sand.