Difference Between Plants and Animals

Plants vs Animals

Plants and animals provide food for human consumption. Both of them have living cells that is composed with the same organelles like Golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosome and nucleus. They also reproduce their own kind in order to maintain the survival of their species.


Plants are living life forms that belong to the Kingdom Plantae. They comprise of recognizable organisms like flowers, herbs, grasses, vines, mosses, ferns, trees, green algae and bushes. The study of plants is known as Botany. In order for plants to grow, they make their own food through respiration and photosynthesis. Most plants starts as a seed. They develop through time and mature with the help of sunlight and water.


Animals are the largest group of multi-cellular eukaryotic life forms that comprises the Kingdom Metazoa or Animalia. Majority of their body growth and built don’t change when they have matured, although there are some who undergo changes later on. They can move independently and spontaneously. All of them need to take in something for them to survive and for nourishment.

Difference between Plants and Animals

When it comes to running and mobility animals have this advantage since plants only stay in one place or, in short, they are stationary. Gender for plants cannot be identified since both male and female reproductive parts are present while animals are easily identified since they only have one reproductive part present. Plants emit oxygen when breathing while animals breathe out carbon dioxide. For reproduction, plants use asexual and sexual methods while animals undergo sexual reproduction. In terms of composition, plants have cell walls and animals don’t. Plants make their own food while animals hunt or get their food.

Both plants and animals have external needs in order to live and survive. They are designed their own way for them to adapt to certain environmental changes and defend themselves from harm. These are also very important for man’s survival. They contain protein for strong bone, body and teeth.

In brief:

• Plants and animals are living organisms.

• Plants make their own food.

• Animals hunt and get food from their surroundings.

  • Manishamaheshwari

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  • Zach

    This isn’t a bad comparison, but not all plants are hermaphroditic. Some plants are dioecious with individuals having only male or only female reproductive structures.


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