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Savanna. BY: Noah Frantz. Location. Can be found between desert and tropical rainforest biomes. Located in wide bands on both sides of equator Found mostly in Africa Found mostly in the southern hemisphere. . Weather and climate . Temperature Warm temperatures year round

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Savanna

BY:

Noah Frantz


Location

Can be found between desert and tropical rainforest biomes.

Located in wide bands on both sides of equator

Found mostly in Africa

Found mostly in the southern hemisphere.


Weather and climate

Temperature

  • Warm temperatures year round

  • Two different seasons-

  • Dry season (winter)

    - colder around 70 degrees

  • Wet season (summer)

    -Very hot and humid

Precipitation

  • during dry season only about 4 inches of rainfall

  • Between Dec-Feb there is no rainfall

  • In summer 15-25 inches of rainfall

  • In summer afternoons it rains for hours


Amount of light

air quality

Good air quality in savannas. Little pollutions other then cars and other vehicles. Many plants to support life

  • Lots of sunlight

  • Small amounts of trees so little shade from the light


Nutrient levels

  • Very rich volcanic soil

  • Provides plants with lots of nutrients who then provide animals food and shelter


Common species

Animals

Plants

Pine trees, palm trees, shrubs, grass,baobab tree, fruit-bearing tree, ebony or mpingo

  • Zebra, Dung Beetle, Hyena,

    Crocodile, Vulture, Cheetah Wildebeest, Meerkat, Buffalo Termites, Lion, Baboon, Hunting Dog, Hippopotamus, Antelope, Rhinoceros, Dwarf Mongoose

    Wild Ass


Endangered species

Animals

Plants

baobab tree, fruit-bearing tree, ebony or mpingo, Brigalow, Pampas

  • Elephant, leopard, white lion, lion, tigers,


Human influence

  • With tourism being a big attraction and many people going on safari’s humans are introducing vehicles and lots of pollutants.

  • Humans also illegally hunt animals like elephants and lions. Causing lower population levels of these animals


Bibliography

  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna.htm

  • http://bioexpedition.com/savanna-biome/


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