Tropical Savanna

Winter Season

During the winter it is very long and dry. The temperature is between 68-86 degrees. During the season usually 4 inches of rain falls and that is between February and March.

Summer Season

During the summer it is also very long but also very wet. 78-86 degrees, and also 15-25 inches of rain falls.
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Plants and Adaptations.


  • Plants grow quicker in the wet season and go dormant in the dry season
  • Acacia trees have developed deeper tap roots to find water in the dry season
Acacia Senegal

Baobab

Bermuda Grass

Candelabra Tree

Elephant Grass

Gum Tree Eucalyptus

Jackalberry Tree

Jarrah Tree

Kangaroo Paw

Manketti Tree

River Bushwillow

Umbrella Thorn Acacia

Whistling thorn

  • Zebras have stripes to blend in to the grasses
  • Giraffes have long necks to reach the tree tops
  • Cheetahs use small fast bursts of speed to attack and leave
Humans use Savannas as a source of food as well as other things such as fibre and wood production.


Minerals are taken from these Savannas, and these Savannas have been transformed by humans into many things such as national parks, tourism areas and urban developments

Climate and Location The savanna is warm year round with two seasons, winter and summer.


A savanna is a rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees, which can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert biome. Not enough rain falls on a savanna to support forests. Savannas are also known as tropical grasslands. They are found in a wide band on either side of the equator on the edges of tropical rainforests.

Unique Facts

  • Something that is very interesting in the Savanna biomes is that the soil types are very diverse. Experts have found just about every type of soil in such biomes.

  • Savannas cover almost half of Africa and large areas of Australia, South

America and India.

  • The supply of food can be very high at some times of the year. Then they are very low at others.