Tropical Savanna

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Climate and Location

The climate is a wet and dry with a monthly temperature above 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual precipitation is between 30 and 50 inches a year with a dry season for 5 months long. Most of the tropical savannas in the world are located in the countries in Eastern Africa.

Plants and Adaptations

The land is covered with continuous perennial grasses that grow up to 3-6 feet tall. The savanna may or may not have an open canopy like the other biomes, but they do have an open shrub layer. There are trees, but they are mostly in the woodland type of savannas. All of the plants adapt to the type of savanna they are in.

Animals and Adaptations

The world's greatest diversity of hooved animals live in the Savanna. Some of the herbivores that live in the savanna are Antelopes, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Zebras, Rhinos, Giraffes, Elephants, and Warthogs. Some carnivores are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Jackals, Wild dogs, and Hyenas. The types of animals living in a certain area depend on the type of savanna also.

Human Impact

The Savannas of the world are the type of biome that humans have been using the longest. In some areas, there are still humans using the hunter- gatherer method in the savannas. Unfortunately, some humans have been destroying the savannas by cutting down the few trees there are for wood production, and taking valuable minerals from that area.