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Biomes of the World

Savanna Biome
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The savanna, in lamenst terms, is a tropical grassland with some clumps of trees. The Savanna is charecterized by the wet and dry season, specific to the Savanna. In the Savanna, despite the harsh "dry season", animals and plants prosper.
Average Annual Rainfall- 59 in.
Average Temperatures in the Dry Season- 93
Average Temperatures in the Wet Season- 61

PLANTS
Wild grasses, generally tall and several clumps of trees. Savannas are further classified by the type of trees they contain. These trees can be palm, pine, and acacia.

ANIMALS
Animals, mainly herbivores, are generally large in size and have made adaptions to survive to this unique climate and food source. Animals include elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and wildebeeste. Carnivores, such as the liions, leopards, and hyenas, balance out the ecosystem.

FUN FACTS
The savanna harbors the largest mammal, herbivore biodiversity on the planet.

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Produced by Billy Price
2005
Rapid Run Middle School Project