Biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa by: Zora lipscomb period 0

Introduction: What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety of life in the world or in particular habitat or ecosystem. Biodiversity is very important when comes to organism. It is important because without biodiversity organism would not have a habitat or ecosystem to live in.

Country: Africa is the second continent with the largest populations. People in Africa speak over a thousand languages. The first humans ever discovered was found in africa. Africa has the world's largest desert, which is The Saharan Desert. Africa is the second largest continent on earth, it's about 11.7 million square miles.

Ecosystem: Sub-Saharan Africa is an area in Africa which lies south of the Sahara Desert. It also consists all the countries that are located southern Africa. It is a home to diverse people, languages, cultures, economies, motivations and attitudes. The organisms located there are elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, wildebeest,lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs.

Organism: Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. A cheetah can go 0-100km/h in 3 seconds. Its life spam is around 10-12 years. Cheetah are carnivores so they eat meat. They are normally located in Sub-Saharan Africa, southwest Asia, and mid-east in India. Their natrual habitats are, grassland, savannahs, and mountains terrains. Cheetahs are exoic cats. A cheetah apperance is tall and an elegant cat. One of the know characteristic that they have is the black around their eyes down to the corner of their mouth is called " A tear mark". When a cub is born they have a mantle of fur from their neck to their rum. It is also used to camouflage them in the tall grass as kittens following their mother. The ur color of an newborn is medium grey. They start getting their adult colors by the age of four.

The cheetah cub with it's medium grey fur, and the "Tear Mark"
Cubs play fighting

Interesting facts: Cheetah's use their tail to steer while running. Their scientific name is Acinonyx jubatus. Cheetahs do not roar like lions, but they do pur, growl, and do contact calls which sounds like a bird chirping. Female cheetahs are caring and dedicated mothers. Male cheetah's do not help rear the cubs.



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