Savannah Biome

Aubrey Corscadden

About the biome

The location of most of the Savannahs/Grasslands are in Africa. During dry seasons savannas frequently have fires, the fires are thought to stop the spread of forest. Savannas cover almost half of Africa and large areas of Australia, South America and India.

In the wet season all of the plants are lush and the rivers flow freely. The animals migrate back to graze. In West Africa the rainy season begins in May. It is usually cooler during the dry season by a few degrees. Because it is in the tropical latitudes that is still hot enough. The savanna climate has a temperature range of 68° to 86° F (20° - 30° C). In the winter, it is usually about 68° to 78° F (20° - 25° C). In the summer the temperature ranges from 78° to 86° F (25° - 30° C). In a Savanna the temperature does not change a lot. When it does, its very gradual and not drastic. There is an annual precipitation of 10 to 30 inches (100 to 150 cm) of rain. From December to February hardly any rain falls at all.

The Carnivors of the Savannah

The Herbivores of the Savanna

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