By: Jesus Garcia, Jermaine Ray, Mauricio Mercado
It's an environment, where it is very hot and dry, but sustainable with weekly or monthly rains. The savanna covers about 20% percent of the earth. It is a grassland that doesn't have as many trees since of the hot and constant heat in the environment make trees harder to grow and mature. Many of the animals living there don't usually stay to find their food, sometimes they venture to find their necessities. The majority of savanna's usually have to have some fire management in order to not let the complete environment to burn down. Theres also a small amount of water enough to supply the trees and the animals who need it to survive, without this water the environment would disappear in days, maybe even in hours.
The Savanna biome usually has a wet/dry climate. the wet climate is in the summer when it gets all of it rain, and the dry season is during the winter. The average temperature of this biome is usually b/t 68-86F degrees. The annual precipitation of this biome is b/t 10- 30 inches of rain.
Organisms and Adaptations
- African Elephant
- Black Mamba
- Whistiling Thorn
- Jackalberry Tree
- Elephant Grass
- River Brushwillow
- Kangaroo Paw
Most of the animals that live in this biome need to be able to be able to go a long time without water, or find a place to shelter them from the heat. Plants also have to be able to go a long time without water. Also have long roots so that they are able to get ground water.