Savanna Biome Research Paper

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Climate The Savanna biome is based mainly in Africa, though there are small areas in South America, India, and Australia. The Savanna has two very distinct seasons:the wet season and the dry season. The average temperature during the dry season is about 93 degrees fahrenheit. Because of this extreme heat the area becomes very arid,most of the rivers dry up. Most of the plants die due to this lack of water and animals must migrate elsewhere to find it. Once the wet season comes around it is a much more pleasant 61 degrees fahrenheit, and the rivers return, bringing the entire biome back to life. The Savanna receives about 59 inches of rainfall each year, most of this occurs during the wet season. Plants The Savanna’s plants life consists mainly of very rough and tough grasses, these include lemon grass, Rhodes grass, star grass, and Bermuda grass. These grasses form intricate webs of roots around each other…show more content…
The bark of the trees in the savanna is very tough so that they can survive the wildfires that are common there. They also have very large roots that store water during the dry season. acacia confusa(acacia tree) Cymbopogon(lemon grass) Animals The Savanna has the most diverse population of herbivores in the world. Some of these are zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, gazelle, and water buffalo. There is also a wide variety of predators, most of these are big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. All animals in the Savanna have to adapt to having shortages in water. Zebra and gazelle have adapted to become very fast so as to outrun predators in a chase. Giraffes have long necks that are perfect for reaching the leaves on the trees. Cheetahs have amazing speed that they use to chase down their prey. Acinonyx jubatus(cheetah) Equus zebra, Equus quagga, Equus

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