Grasslands(Gavyn Smith)

What are Grasslands?

Grasslands receive about 10 to 30 inches of rain per year. If they received more rain, the grasslands would become a forest. If they received less, they would become a desert. Grasslands are often located between deserts and forests.

Grassland soil tends to be deep and fertile. The roots of perennial grasses usually penetrate far into the soil. In North America, the prairies were once inhabited by huge herds of bison and pronghorns who fed on the prairie grasses. These herds are almost gone now, and most of the prairies have been converted into the richest agricultural region on earth. Crops grow well in the rich soil.

Where are they located?

There are four types of grasslands in the world. One of them is the plains and prairies of North America. There are the steppes in the Soviet Union and the veld of South Africa. The last type of grasslands are the pampas of Argentina.

Some major locations of grasslands are the Great Plains of North America, Pampa of Argentina, fields of southern Africa, parts of Hungary, Northeastern China, USSR, Siberia, the Serengeti Plains of Africa, South America, and Australia.