There are different types of habitats:
Desert is defined as a region that receives very little
There are various types of deserts all round the
world, from the harsh elements of the Sahara
desert in Africa to the 4 deserts of the
Southwestern United States.
The animals that live in the desert usually have
special adaptations that allow them to survive the
extreme temperatures and conditions that are
present in a desert.
Here are some pictures of desert animals:
DESERT LIZARD DESERT SNAKE
This global, interconnected body of salt water, called the
Ocean, is divided by the continents into the following five
bodies, from the largest to the smallest: the Pacific Ocean, the
Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and the
The world's oceans cover two thirds of Earth's surface.
The oceans of Earth are unique in our Solar System. The salinity
(salt content) of ocean water varies.
Tsunamis are caused by an underwater earthquake, a volcanic
eruption, an sub-marine rockslide, or more rarely, by an asteroid
or meteoroid crashing into in the water from space. Most
tsunamis are caused by underwater earthquakes, but not all
underwater earthquakes cause tsunami.
Here are some pictures of marine or ocean animals:
A forest is an area with a high density of trees.
There are many definitions of a forest, based
on the various criteria. Up to ninety percent of
the land in southern Ontario was once
covered by forest; eighty percent of this is
gone because of land clearing for agriculture
and human habitation.
Forests are home to lots of wildlife, as well as
plants that people use for food and medicine.
Trees produce large amounts of oxygen that
we all need to breathe.
Fresh water is naturally occurring water on the
Earth's surface in bogs, ponds, lakes, rivers
and streams, and underground as
Many can use salty water but many organisms
including the great majority of higher plants
and most mammals must have access to
freshwater to live. Freshwater creates a
environment for aquatic organisms.
Freshwater are a type of wetland that is
teeming with both animal and plant life.
Earth’s polar regions are the areas of the globe
surrounding the poles also known as frigid zones. The
North Pole and South Pole being the centers, these
regions are dominated by the polar ice caps , resting on
the Arctic Ocean .
Polar region receive less intensive solar radiation because
the sun's energy arrives at an oblique angle, spreading
over a larger area, and also travels a longer distance
through the Earth's atmosphere in which it may be
absorbed, scattered or reflected, which is the same thing
that causes winters to be colder than the rest of the year
in temperate areas.
There are 3 types of animals:
Herbivore means animal eater. Herbivores or herbivorous
animals are animals that eat plants .
Herbivores (such as deer) have teeth that are adapted to grind
vegetable tissue. Many animals that eat fruit and leaves
sometimes eat other parts of plants, for example roots and
seeds. Usually, such animals cannot chew or digest meat. But
some herbivorous animals will eat eggs and occasionally other
Some herbivores can be classified as "frugivores ", because they
eat mainly fruit; or "browsers", which eat mostly leaves.
Animals that eat mostly grass are "grazing" animals.
Carnivores mean meat eater. Carnivore or carnivorous
animals are those that eat other animals. Animals that eat
other animals, like carnivores and omnivores are
important to any ecosystem, because they keep other
species from getting overpopulated.
Since carnivores have to hunt down and kill other animals
they require a large amount of calories. This means that
they have to eat many other animals over the course of
the year. The bigger the carnivore, the more it has to eat.
Omnivore means all eater. Omnivore or omnivorous animals are
those that eat both plants and animals as primary food source.
Unlike herbivores, omnivores can't digest some of the substances
in grains or other plants that do not produce fruit.
Some of the insect omnivores in this simulation are
pollinators, which are very important to the life cycle of some
kinds of plants. They are general feeders not specifically adapted
to eat and digest either meat or plant material. Pigs, Crow are
example of an omnivore that many people see every day. Humans
are regarded as omnivores. Although the term omnivore means
eater of all. Omnivores other than humans cannot really eat “all"
that other animals eat.
Camouflage is a kind of coloring, body shape, and/or behavior
animals use to protect themselves. Camouflage helps animals hide
by blending in with their environment. Camouflage may also help
animals avoid danger by fooling other animals into leaving them
Camouflage works for both sides in the battle for survival. Prey
animals use it to avoid being found and eaten. Predators use it to
keep from being seen by prey until it's too late.
The color of an animal's scales, fur or feathers comes from pigments
in the animal's skin cells. Groups of pigments make different
colors or patterns. When a skin cell's pigments change, the color of
the animal's outer covering changes.
Bird migration is the regular seasonal journey undertaken by
many species of birds. Bird movements include those made in
response to changes in food availability, habitat or weather.
Migration is marked by its annual seasonality.
Many bird populations migrate long distances along a flyway.
The most common pattern involves flying north in the spring to
breed in the temperate or Arctic summer and returning in the
fall to wintering grounds in warmer regions to the south.
The primary advantage of migration is conservation of energy.
The longer days of the northern summer provide greater
opportunities for breeding birds to feed their young.