African Savanna Grasslands

Biotic factors

Plants in the Savanna have adapted to the lack of rain where most plants can not handle the harsh climate. Such plants are thornbush savanna, which has many different kinds of plants such as Senegal gum acacia, candelabra tree, jackalberry tree, umbrella thorn acacia, whistling thorn, Bermuda grass, baobabs tree, and elephant grass.

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-African Elephant -Chacma Baboon -African Wild dog -Lion -Black Mamba -Zebra -Giraffe -Leopards

Abiotic factors

Essentially hot as it’s mostly situated at low elevations and almost entirely within the tropics. (Tropical to Subtropical) The hot rainy season is from November to March and the dry winter months are cooler but still quite hot during the day. There are two main seasons, one wet and the other dry, divide the climatic year. Compact, fertile soil.
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Uniqueness

Environmental issues

There’s a long civil war and recurrent drought in the hinterlands happening

Elephant poaching for ivory is a a becoming large problem

It’s susceptible to severe droughts, as well as devastating cyclones and floods in central and southern provinces.

Deforestation, and degradation happening

Where we are

Key vocabulary

Savanna

Grasslands