SAVANNA IN africa

  • The Climate in the Savanna

Average Rainfall: 20 inches annually with a max of 25 and a min of 15

Average Temperature: 77 degrees with a min and max of 68 to 86 degrees fahrenheit

The African Savanna typically has one distinct dry season within the year around winter time. During this dry season they receive less than 66mm of rain.

  • Ecosystem Type: Savanna
  • Net Primary Productivity: 3000
  • Approx Kilocalories/square meter/day: 8
  • Type of Land: Grassland
  • Percent of Earth's Surface: 21%

Soil Quality

  • Poor Soil Quality within the African Savanna
  • The soil is very infertile, it is only able to support minimal trees and grass

Invasive Species

FIRE ANTS

  • Fire ants are a big problem within the Savanna.
  • They were not intentionally placed there and have spread all throughout the African Savanna
  • Fire ants are not the biggest problem in the Savanna because they are just small ants and can only sting things and take up space within the trees and grass.

Endangered Species

  • Unfortunately the population of the Black Rhinoceros is very low and is currently declining.
  • They have been placed on the endangered species list and have been there for some time, working their way to recovery.

ANIMALS IN THE BIOME

The Lion is tan and blends in with its surroundings to help it to hunt for food.

Rhinoceros have a large horn on the tip of their nose to protect them from predators.

Cheetah's have incredible speed to catch up to their prey for a nice meal.

Plants in the Biome

Acacia Trees spread across the vast terrain, they are spaced apart because the soil is unable to support multiple trees in one location.

Baobab Tree is a very interesting tree with a large trunk to soak up any water available for it's survival.

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