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Habitat and Niche

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    Every organism has a both a habitat and a niche

    A habitat is the physical environment an organism lives in. It includes all of the biotic and abiotic factors. When you think of habitat think of where an organism lives.

    A niche is related to the habitat, but includes the things that a species needs to survive, stay healthy, and reproduce. When you think of niche think about how an organism lives. 

    Before moving on, watch the Survive within a Niche animation.