A niche is the role an organism fills within its environment. What and where an animal eats are considered part of its niche. For instance, some birds, such as woodpeckers, eat insects in trees. This limits the bug popul... More » Science Biology

An animal's niche refers to its place in its ecological food chain, and a coyote's niche is at the top of the food chain as it does not have many, if any, predators. The coyote is a ferocious predator that preys on many ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

A lion's niche refers to its place in its ecosystem and the lion's niche is at the top of the food chain where it is responsible for eating numerous animal species. The lion's job in its ecosystem is to help control the ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats
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