Do Lions and Tigers Occupy the Same Niche?
No, lions and tigers do not live in the same place. They each have their own niche and avoid one another.
In their own habitats, they do occupy the same niche, as apex predators.
Mostly they will get along together, depending upon the species. Other wise they will not get along. Lions and Hyenas get along more or less, but do squabble. But cattle and lions or hyena do not get along, even though they occupy the same niche. By definition, carnivores must occupy some one else's niche. But in a field, cattle, horses and sheep will coexist happily. Birds by and large do not seem to have this…
Principle states that no two species can occupy the same niche in the same habitat at the same time?
A habitat is essentially a place to live. A niche includes a habitat but also includes a specific diet or source of nutrients. Two species can live in the same location but eat different things, in which case they occupy a different niche. Green plants do not eat anything, they just absorb nutrients. That is a different niche from an animal species that might live in the same location.
Niche. If they occupy the same niche, then they are competing for the same resources. Eventually one species will evolve to be better suited for competition and the other species will become extinct. So it is then said that one species needs to evolve into a slightly different niche in order to end interspecific competition.
Not indefinitely. The key to occupying the same niche is resource availability. When two different organisms use the same resource in a simliar way, they can coexist without any problem if population density is low. When more individuals are present and occupy the same niche, competition takes over and whichever organism is the most efficient at obtaining the common resource will outcompete others.