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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Habitats

A habitat is a home


Every living thing needs a habitat!

Even you need a habitat to live in.

So, what is a habitat?

A habitat is a home for plants and animals.

 

Habitats are great because they provide:

  1. Food
  2. Water
  3. Shelter for protection; from storms and other wild animals
  4. and your own personal Space to live in (you could also call your personal space, your territory)

Like the plants and animals of the Everglades, we humans need these things in our homes too.

 
The 4 habitat resources

Think about it, would you like to live in your home if there wasn’t enough food and water to eat and drink? What about a solid roof over your head to protect you from storms? If you have a brother or sister, you probably want your own space too.

These four resources, (food, water, shelter, and space) are the traits of a successful and healthy habitat for the plants and animals of the Everglades.

The Everglades has many habitats. For now, we’ll focus on four:

 
 

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Did You Know?

Soft-Shell Turtle

Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!