What Are Examples of Living Things?

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Examples of living things are elephants, zebras, cows, sheep, fir trees, oak trees, sharks, whales, otters, rubber trees, monkeys and humans. All living things are broadly classified into plants and animals.

Plants are further classified into trees, shrubs and herbs. Animals are classified as mammals, birds and reptiles.

Living things are also identified according to their habitat. Aquatic creatures are different from terrestrial and arboreal ones. Birds are arboreal. There are plants that grow in the oceans, such as the sea weed. Corals grow on the shallow sea floor. Crabs, lobsters, oysters, squids and turtles inhabit the sea.

All living things need energy to survive and they respire. Living things reproduce, adapt to the environment and respond to stimuli.