Savanna

A Biome

Where can they be found?

Savannas are generally located between a tropical rain forest and desert biome. They are found in wide band on either side of the equator on the edges of tropical rain forests.

Climate

There are warm temperatures all year round. There are two distinct seasons. There is a long dry season in winter and a summer wet season.

Plants and Animals

Savanna animals include small nocturnal (only active at night) carnivores. There are also insects, arachnids, reptiles, and birds. Some examples of these animals are Borrowers, Mourning Wheatears, and Horned Vipers. Cold Deserts have animals like Antelope, Ground Squirrels, Jack Rabbits, and Kangaroo Rats.
Most of the animals on the savanna have long legs or wings to be able to go on long migrations. Many burrow underground to avoid the heat or raise their young. The savanna is a perfect place for birds of prey like hawks and buzzards. The wide, open plain provides them with a clear view of their prey, hot air updrafts keep them soaring, and there is the occasional tree to rest on or nest in. Animals don't sweat to lose body heat, so they lose it through panting or through large areas of exposed skin, or ears, like those of the elephant.