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A habitat is a place where a collection of plants and animals live and which provides them with food and shelter.

Seashores, gardens and ponds are all examples of habitats. Habitats can be big (a jungle, for example) or small (a leaf, for example).

Woodland habitat

The animals and plants living in a woodland habitat might include owls, thrushes, caterpillars and oak trees.

Illustration of a woodland habitat showing an owl, worms, snail, catapiller, fox, small bird and squirrel

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