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:
Like the plants and animals of the Everglades, we humans need these things in our homes too.
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?
Female alligators will vehemently protect their nests and their young until they reach one to two years of age. Keep your eyes out for baby alligators in the Everglades - they're about a foot long with yellow stripes.