Biome Poster Project By Sydney Shinkle and Lauren Baker
- Kangaroo paws have tiny woolly hairs to hold onto water droplets.
- Trees and plants have fewer leaves so that less moisture is lost through evaporation.
- The candelabra tree has a spiky outside and poisonous sap which can blind and burn it's predators.
- The River Bush Willow has a thick bark to resist fires.
- Trees and plants have longer roots so that they have the ability to extract water from deeper into the ground.
- African Elephants have tusks to keep away predators. They also have a trunk to drink, gather food, and bathe themselves.
- African Wild Dogs have great eyesight to help them hunt during the night and strong teeth so they can bite through bone.
- The Chacma Baboon has sharp claws and teeth to fight off predators.
- Many of the animals are able to either fly or run quickly to escape the fires.
- Small burrowing animals remain dormant during times of drought.
Mutualism: Gazelles and Birds- Birds eat bugs off of gazelles and get food, the gazelle is now free of bugs.
Commensalism: Hyenas and lions- Lions eat their food and the hyenas get the leftovers.
Parasitism: Ticks on lions- Ticks drink the blood of the lions and pass on diseases.
Competition: Lions and cheetas- Both compete for meat of their prey.
Stages of Succession
In the first stage of succession, the soil is lifeless and barren.
In the second stage of succession, wind and other natural sources have started to blow seeds to the land and grasses begin to grow.
In the third stage of succession, seeds continue to be dispersed through the land and shrubs are able to start growing.
- The soil in the Savanna is very diverse. Experts have found just about every type of soil there in the Savanna.
- The Savanna has mainly two seasons in regards to precipitation. There is a rainy season in the summer with around 15 to 25 inches of rain, and a dry season in the winter when only a couple of inches of rain fall.
- The Savanna climate stays steady and does not change often. When the climate does change, it is very gradual and not drastic.
- Because its so dry fires are an important part of the savanna.