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By El Bi. The Savanna. Africa, Australia, India and South America is where the Savanna biomes are located. Savannas are generally found between the desert biome and the rainforest biome. They are mostly located near the equator.  The largest savanna is located in Africa.

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facts about a savanna

Africa, Australia, India and South America is where the Savanna biomes are located.

Savannas are generally found between the desert biome and the rainforest biome. They are mostly located near the equator. 

The largest savanna is located in Africa.

A savanna is a rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees, which can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert. 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.

There are several different types of savannas around the world. The savannas we are most familiar with are the East African savannas covered with acacia trees. The Serengeti Plains of Tanzania are some of the most well known.

Facts About a Savanna
the producers and consumers

The plants and animals living in the savanna biome have had to adapt to such issues. Many of the animals have to migrate around the biome in order to find enough food and water for survival during the changing seasons.

Lions, zebras, elephants, and giraffes graze and hunt. Many large grass-eating mammals can survive here because they can move around and eat the plentiful grasses. There are also lots of carnivores who eat them.

Different species will also eat different parts of the grass. Many grasses grow from the bottom up, so that the growth tissue doesn't get damaged by grazers. Many plants of the savanna also have storage organs like bulbs and corms for making it though the dry season

The Producers and consumers
climate

There is both a dry and a rainy season that occur in the savannah biome. These each last for extended periods of time. As a result the supply of food can be very high at some times of the year. Then they are very low at others.

In the dry season only an average of about 4 inches of rain falls. Between December and February no rain will fall at all. It is actually a little cooler during this dry season. It is around 70° F.

It gets hot and very humid during the rainy season.

The annual rainfall in a savanna biome is 59 inches. During the dry season the average daily temperature is 93 degrees. During the rainy season it drops to a more comfortable average of 61 degrees.

climate
plants

The Savanna is a grassland with scattered trees and shrubs.

Fire is very common in the savanna biome at various times of the year. However, the plants are adaptable to it. Even in areas that get severely burned, less than 10% of the plants will die from it. The stems and the roots of these plants seem to be able to thrive due to how thick they are. Some of the plants are made from materials that is highly flammable which is why a fire can spread so rapidly in these areas.

Wild grass is the biggest type of plant life that grows in the savanna biome. It is also one of the most important. It provides food for plenty of types of animals. Without it, they would starve. That would in turn make it very hard for larger meat eating animals to survive. That is because they hunt down those wild grass eating animals.

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animals

Animals, mainly herbivores, are generally large in size and have  made adaptations to survive to this climate and food source.

Animals  include elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and wildebeest. Carnivores, such as lions, leopards and hyenas balance out the ecosystem.

Types of birds found in the Savannah biome are shrikes, hornbills, green pigeons, rollers and raptors.

Many of the animals that live in savannas rely on speed for survival, as the vast open areas provide little means of escape from quick predators. If the prey is too slow, it becomes dinner. If the predator is not fast enough, it goes hungry.

Camouflage is also very important to animals of the savanna. Predators often need to blend in with their environment in order to sneak up on unsuspecting prey.

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