What is an ecological niche example?

A few examples of ecological niches of the following animals – 

  • Lion: Its predatory capacity makes it a tertiary or quaternary consumer of the food chain. Its niche is specifically focused on hunting.
  • Emperor Penguin: It lives in Antarctica and spends most of its time submerged in water. It feeds on fish, small crustaceans and squid.
  • Blue whale: Mostly located in the Antarctic, Indian and northeastern Pacific Oceans. Their diet is based solely on small crustaceans known by the name of krill and are almost impossible to hunt by other animals due to their enormous size.
  • Panda Bear: It feeds on fish, insects and its fur permits it to resist low temperatures. It lives in the mountains of China.

Further Readings-

  1. Importance of Biodiversity
  2. Destruction of Ecosystem

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