Travel To Australia
By: Soumil Chopra, Ken Nomura, Pragat Muthu, And Rye Gunter
Where Are You Going?
Why Should You Go To Australia?
Well the Australia Savanna has many eye-pleasing plants and is well-known for the type of animals that are there. There are also many great land forms that can please anyone and everyone. Also the weather in the Australian Savanna is very refreshing.
A savanna is a rolling grassland with very few trees, and shrubs. Making it unique from other biomes. There are usually found in between tropical rain forests and dessert biomes. There are also known as tropical grass lands.
More About the Weather in Australia
These are some of the Abiotic factors.
More about the Animals in Australia
Emu- They weigh about 110-120 pounds on average and can grow up to be as tall as 5’9 ft. This bird however cannot fly. Its feathers act as a feathery quilt on the emu’s body.
Kangaroo- Kangaroos can hop up to 40 miles per hour and go over 30 feet in one hop. These jumpers have pouches if they are females to carry the newborn kangaroo also known as a “Joey”. They can live up to 6 years and are as tall as 6 feet and can weigh up to 300 pounds.
There are some snakes though that can be harmful. There are also hazardous weather disasters. Some of the endagerened species in Australia are the Arnhem Leaf-nosed BatAtherton Antechinus ,Banded Hare Wallaby ,Barred Bandicoot, Bennett's Tree Kangaroo, Black Wallaroo, Black-footed Rock Wallaby
These are some of the Biotic Factors.
More about Plants in Australia
Gum Tree Eucalyptus
The Eucalyptus tree grows in Australia and it grows up to 30 feet. All the leaves grow around the stem. The stem and leaves together are about 4cm long at the base. A baby leaf on this tree is a more white/grey color and it is more round. This makes it easy to tell baby leaves apart from mature leaves. The bark of this tree is a cherry color. The mature leaves are a creamy white that is easy to tell apart from baby leaves. Koala Bears use this plant as a food. This plant is also used in a lot of medicines that are used by doctors all over the world. It is a cure to many diseases like infections, the flu, and also a cold. They are native to the Australian Savanna, but they are also found in Western America.
The Jarrah is one of the many types of Eucalyptus that is found in the Australian Savannah. This tree grows to 40-50 meters tall. The bark is a dark rustic brown and the leaves are each 8-13 cm long. The leaves that are closer to the bottom of the tree are a light green, while closer to the top of the tree the leaves have a dark brown color. Near the top of the tree leaves grow with flowers. These flowers are known for their magnificent scent. An interesting fact about this tree is that it can live up to 500 years long. The Jarrah tree’s wood is mainly used for furniture, because the wood is very strong and durable.
Though some people do not think of the threats to this biome like global warming and its changes in the precipitation. Also this is an important biome, because of farming, economy, animals, rare plants, and land.
These are also Biotic Factors
Places to go
Here is a list of the Places you can travel:
Kakadu national park
Duck About Tours - Ride The Croc
Ubirr -preserved Aboriginal rock art
Nardab flood plains
East Alligator River
Mindil Beach market (Opens on the 25th of April 2013)
Darwin Military Museum
Charles Darwin National Park
Darwin Crocodile Farm
Litchfield National Park
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Skycity darwin hotel/casino
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
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