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The Tropical Savanna
Transcript of The Tropical Savanna
Trunks that store water
Leaves drop off during winter to conserve water Fire Only 10% die
Fire spreads rapidly because the plants are highly flammable
Trees survive the fires by having thick bark Covers half the surface of Africa, and parts of Australia, South America, and India
Largest biome in southern Africa
Altitude: Sea Level - 2,000 m Temperature Dry Season
93 degrees Rainy Season
61 degrees Precipitation Rainfall:
235-1,000mm per year
Enough rainfall prevents upper layer of biome from dominating Frost:
0 to 120 days per year Soil Every geographical and soil type Seasons Dry Season Rainy Season With two seasons supply of food can be very low and high at times Organisms Plant Life Examples Biggest type of plant life:
Whistling thorn average of about 4 inches of rain
no rain between December and Februray
cooler weather but still about 70 degrees average of about 15 to 25 inches of rain
very hot and humid
afternoons of summer rain pours downs for hours Adaptations Examples Small Animals Beetles
Termites Large Animals Lions
Kangaroo Long legs to migrate
Burrow underground to avoid heat and raise young Works Cited http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna_plant_page.htm
http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/savanna.html Trees Not many trees because of lack of rainfall
Only individual trees or small groves by ponds
Acacia trees have leaves high off ground that giraffes consume and store water between bark and middle of tree pictures from Prezi search By: