Explain how animals dwelling in the forest help it grow and
The animals in forests are of various types. These could be
herbivores, carnivores, micro-organisms, etc. These
play an important role in maintaining the food chains.
(i) Micro-organisms convert the dead plants and animals to
humus. This humus helps in returning the nutrients back to the
soil. These are absorbed by plants.
(ii) The animals also help in dispersing the
seeds of certain plants.
(iii) The decaying animal dung provides
nutrients to various types of seedlings to grow.
All these activities of animals dwelling in
the forest help it to grow and regenerate.
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