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Biome Project - Biology
Transcript of Biome Project - Biology
http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/zebra Fires In the tropical savanna, fires are frequent. Many times this is caused by the lightening, since much of the savanna is dry land. Fires often occur during the months of October through November. Fires are also believed to be caused by natural oils omitted by certain plants which act as an emzyme and make a fire occur quickly. I hope you know Finnish :) Press stop when ready to move on Senegal Gum Acacia- African thorn tree. Grows up to 20 meters tall. Contain seed pods 8 inches in length and 2 to 3 inches in width.
Baobab- Grows up to around 25 meters tall. Lives for several thousands of years. Fire resistant. Grows edible fruits.
Bermuda Grass- Oringinally from Africa. Can grow roots 57 inches deep. Short grass. Grows back quickly after fire.
Candelabra Tree- About 10 meters tall. Sap is poisonous. Sharp spines on branches. Any contact without protection causes burning.
Elephant Grass- Grows in clumps up to 10 feet tall near lake beds and rivers. Sharp tips. Birds live in the grass.
Umbrella Thorn Acacia- As seen in The Lion King. Grows in sand dunes and rocky soils. Only needs 4 cm of rain a year. Withstands below 0° F-122° F. Grows over 20 meters high. Animal Life The tropical savanna has a diverse population of animals. Many migrate during the dry season to obtain resources unavilable at the time in the savanna. Timon and Pumba live happily in the tropical savanna, along with Simba and Nala. African Wild Dog This animal lives mostly in the plains, never in the jungles. They are usually mixed with red, yellow, black, and white blocks of fur. Classified as wolves, they have long legs and light bodies, perfect for the chase. They have puppies every 12 to 14 months. The pups only stay with the mothers for 3 to 4 weeks and then they go off on their own. Their life expectancy is around 10 years. Caracal Chacma Baboon Meerkat Zebra Koala Bear Lion A caracal has short-hair and reddish brown fur. It has black and white accents on its ears and under belly. It can grow up to around 35 inches and 40 pounds. This cat cousin lives mostly in the dryer areas of the savanna. They jump high into the air to catch birds, and their only predators are humans. The caracal can live up to around seventeen years. This primate lives mostly in the high grasslands and the woodland savanna. They are 16-30 inches long and can weigh up to 97 pounds. They have a dog-like face and large, sharp canines. Baboons eat both plants and living things. Most often they eat fruits and insects. They can run up to 45 miles per hour to escape their predators, leopards and cheetahs, and usually hide in trees. They live in troops with up to 100 other members. Baboons often live to be about 45 years old. Press stop when ready to move on Let play while reading about animals Meerkats are very interesting animals. They have four toes with claws and dark circles around their eyes to reflect the sunlight. They have closeable ears and are about a foot long. Meerkats exisit in the more desert like areas of the savanna. They are extremely terratorial and will gang up on any who tries to get in. They eat mostly insects, small birds/mammals, and eggs. Their life expectancy is 12 to 14 years. The zebra is a horse like mammal that barks like a dog. It is 50 inches tall and weighs about 550 pounds. They live in both the open grasslands and the woodlands. They travel in groups of 10,000 or more and can run up to 40 miles per hour, which are both options for protection. Zebras make sure their young are independant by making them stay away for 1 to 4 days until it recongizes the mother's call on its own. Zebras tend to live up to about 30 years old. Koalas are around 30 inches long and 20 pounds. It has a squishy nose and small yellow eyes. They have the life and sleeps for about three fourth's of everyday. Koalas have a very strict diet, they can only eat eucalyptus leaves. Their stomach is immune to its poisons. They are often hunted by dogs, dingoes, and foxes. Koalas live in the woodland areas in the trees and are expected to be around for less than 10 years each. Lions are known as the kings of the savanna. They are quick and large, and are able to hunt down practically every animal out there. They weigh 300 to 500 pounds and can be up to 10 feet long. They live mainly in the grasslands because there is more variety in the prey. They can eat up to 16 pounds a day. Their daily diet consists of zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles and impala. They live in groups of 4 to 40 other lions. After 2 years, the cubs are sent off on their own. Lions life expectancy is around 16 years. We are one. Enjoy:) Works Cited