[2014] Kasondra axtell: The Savanna

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[2014] Kasondra axtell: The Savanna

The Savanna

This is Elephant Grass it grows up to 10 feet tall. It grows along lake beds and rivers. The leaves can grow up to 2 to 3 feet long. The edges of the leaves are razor-sharp.

See those black and white animals over there well those are Grant's Zebras. they are sort of like horses but they are smaller and they bark. They can weigh 500 to 600 pounds and they are about 50 in. tall. Zebras live in herds there can be up to 17 zebras in each pack.

That tree to the left is called the Manketti Tree it is deciduous. it's trunk can store water. Get this it's thick bark is resist to fires!

This is a Elephant it is the largest land mammal!They can weigh up to 10,000 pounds and grow up to be 12 feet tall! They can pick up food and water with their trunks. Adults have thick skin to make it hard for predators to bite them.

See that green plant up there it is the Gum Tree Eucalytpus. It can grow to be 20 to 30 feet tall. It helps with sour throats, flu, colds, bronchitis, aching, stiffness, and many other sickness!

See that predator down there it is a lion.lions weigh 245,620pounds and are 10 feet long! Lions eat gazelles, Buffalo, and Zebras.

See that big animal that weighs about 1,500kg. It's called a Hippo. Hippos can stay under water for 6 min. and run as fast as 25mph. on land!Hippos have been seen rescuing drowning antilope and taking them back to land!

See that animal that looks sort of like a deer. It's is a Springbok it is realated to the deer but it is a antilope.

By: Kasondra Axtell

The Savanna supports a wild variety of life. Whether they have long legs, or wings, live under ground or ubove. They all are important to all it's a food chain. You tack one out and they all fall apart.

The Savanna has a sort of wet/dry seasonThe dry season is winter and the warm is summer. So in the dry season lots of plants shrival up and die and some rivers dry up to. Most animals have no food and are forced to migrate. In the wet season every thing grows back fast and and the rivers are full.all the animals migrate back.

In the dry season the savanna gets only 4 in. of rain! well you may think the savanna is dry but in the spring it gets about 15 to 25 inches of rain from monsoons


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