This dry, cold, grassland is found on all of the continents except for Australia and Antarctica. There is a low
amount of humidity because the steppe is located away from the ocean, but close to mountain barriers. The steppe is
halfway between a forest and a desert.
Average Temperature in Summer: 104°F
Average Temperature in Winter: -40°F
Average Annual Rainfall: 10-30 in
The main plants are a variety of grasses. The grasses bery in size from 4 1/2 ft. to 1 1/2 ft. It
is very hard to grow plants because of the poor soil.
Most of the animals in the Steppe are grazing herbivores, like rabbits, mice, antelopes, and horses.
There are many endangered species in the Steppe, and even more people are trying to protect them. The Steppe is
losing land to oil drilling, and plowing for farming.