Savanna

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by msmaalipkin
Last updated 3 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Ecosystems
Grade:
4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

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Savanna

-poaching -overgrazing-clearing of the land for crops Ex.) rhinos and elephants are endangered because of illegal trading of horns and tusks ex.) Elephants Citations "The World's Biomes." The World's Biomes. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. ."WorldBiomes.com - Explore Five of the World's Main Biomes." WorldBiomes.com - Explore Five of the World's Main Biomes. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2015. .Google.com/images

Savannatropical grassland

- hot climates w/ seasonal droughts-wet (summer) 20-50 in. of rain-dry season (winter)-violent thunderstorms followed by dry winds - fires are an important part of the biome

- soil= porous, rapid drainage, thin layer of humus for vegetation w/ nutrientsgrasses + forbs -South America: Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela- Africa-Northern Australia -The Serengeti Plains of Tanzania

-Africa: elephants created savanna by eating leaves + twigs, breaking branches --> elephants can convert woodland into open grass lands- fire kills animals --> feastex.) giraffes, zebras, buffalos, kangaroos, and mice

Geography

Climate

- scattered individual trees- grass takes over bare ground- bunch grasses grow vigorously in rain --> new life- during the dry season plants shrivel upex.) Acacia Senegal, Baobob, Bermuda Grass,Candelabra Tree, and Elephant Grass

Plants

Animals

Life in Savannah

Possible threats of Savannah and Citations

Elephant Grass

Baobab

Poaching


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