Tropical Savannah

By: Aly Muhammed Lalani and Audrey McGuane

Tropical Savannah

The Tropical Savannah is in Africa with a unique landscape. Tropical Savannah's are home to many unique plant and animal species. There are a variety of things in the Tropical Savannah's and below is some information on them!

Tropical Savannah-Terrain

The Tropical Savannah covers about half of Africa. In different Places the Landscape changes. In some places the Landscape consist of gently rolling hills covered in high grasses, a few trees, in others places they can consist of rocky plateaus with deep gorges, trickling creeks and pockets of rainforest are found. Towards the coast the tropical savannas, in wet seasons they can consist of wide flooded coastal plains dominated by melaleuca forests, or swampy tidal mangrove forests.


Bibliography

"Savanna Biomes." Savanna Biomes. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. <http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna.htm>.


"The Landscapes of Australia's Tropical Savannas." Savanna Explorer. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. <http://www.savanna.org.au/all/landscapes.html>.


Image:"WELCOME! LOG IN HERE." Oddizzi. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. <http://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/physical-features/ecosystems/savanna/>.

Tropical Savannah-Climate

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The Tropical Savannah's have a stable climate with little change during the different seasons. The Savannah's have a distinct dry season in the winter and gets most of it's rain during the summer months. The average temperature is 68 to 86 degrees, but during the summer months the temperature rises to an average of 78 to 86 degrees. The Savannah's get about 10-30 inches of precipitation a year.


Bibliography

"Savanna Climate." Savanna Climate. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. <http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna_climate_page.htm>.


Image: "Savanna." Savanna. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. <http://thebiomes.yolasite.com/savanna.php>.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3p2XOZK4Pc

Tropical Savannah-Plant Species

Tropical Savannah-Animal Species

Tropical Savannah- Food Web

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Below is a list of the Species in the Food Web:

  1. Buffalo- Eats Grass.
  2. Wildebeest-Eats Grass.
  3. Rhinoceros-Eats Grass.
  4. Warthog-Eats Grass.
  5. Lion- Eats Buffalo, Rhino, Warthog, Antelope, Gazelles, and Jackals.
  6. Leopard- Eats Wildebeest, Antelope, Gazelles, and Jackals.
  7. Cheetah- Warthogs, Antelope, Gazelles, and Jackals.
  8. Jackal-Eats Grass.
  9. Hyenas- Wildebeest, Antelope, Gazelle, and Jackals.
  10. Antelope-Eats Grass.
  11. Gazelle-Eats Grass.
  12. Grass-Self Producing.


The Animals on the 2nd Level all eat grass. Since there is an abundant supply their is not a competition for it. The animals on the 3rd level however are all fighting for all the herbivores as their main source of food.

Tropical Savannah-Stages of Succession

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Tropical Savannah- Food Pyramid

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Tropical Savannah- Human Influence

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Positive: Humans have created national parks in the Tropical Savannah's that allow animal populations to thrive and also provide protection for endangered animals.

Negative: In these areas, many of the humans dogs are not vaccinated (Rabies, etc.) which can affect the wildlife when dogs interact with other animals. Also Poaching is a very big problem. Poaching is the illegal hunting or capturing of animals.


Bibliography:


"Human Impact." Tropical Savanna Ecotourism. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015. <http://tropicalsavannaecotourism.weebly.com/human-impact.html>.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06wTo4Bkudc&feature=youtu.be

Tropical Savannah-Interesting Facts

-The Tropical Savannah is mostly made up of grass with a few trees.

-Their are many grazing animals due to the abundant supply of grass.

-The largest part of the Savannah biome is located in Africa.

-All the animals and plants play a big role in the environment, if one were to be removed, the entire ecosystem could be changed.


Bibliography:

"Savanna Biome Facts." Savanna Biome Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2015. <http://www.softschools.com/facts/biomes/savanna_biome_facts/163/>.