In order to survive, plants get nutrients such as nitrogen from the soil and use this to manufacture their own food via photosynthesis. They also respire and take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. They also need sunlight for photosynthesis to be complete.
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To survive, animals need to sustain their bodies with nourishment and shelter. Food is a vital necessity for the survival of animals. Appropriate environments are essential, as well, providing a comfortable atmosphere for hunting and traveling.