Habitats of China and Scotland
1 What is a habitat?
A habitat is the natural home of an animal.
Examples of some habitats:
desert - an area of land with little water or plants and usually covered in sand
grassland - a large area mainly covered in grass
mixed forest - a forest with two or more different kinds of trees, for example, coniferous and deciduous trees.
(Coniferous trees are evergreen and usually produce cones. Deciduous trees shed their leaves each year.)
mountain range - a series of mountains or hills
rainforest - a forest with different layers of trees and lots of rain
lake or loch - a large area of water surrounded by land
river - a large stream of water, usually flowing to the sea or ocean
ocean - a very large area of sea