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Temperate Grassland

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Aanisah Bholat

on 20 February 2013

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3 out of 5 species of prairie dogs hibernate. The Gunnison’s, Utah, and white-tailed prairie dogs usually hibernate for about 4-5 months each year. The other two species black-tailed and Mexican prairie dogs usually do not hibernate. Temperate Grassland Climate Places in the World with Temperate Grassland highlighted in yellow more rainfall biomes Grasslands are located on every continent, but Antarctica Latitude North of the equator
between 20 and 45 degrees
South of the equator
between 25 and 40 degrees Altitude Altitude varies from near sea level to 2000 m above sea level. The topography is mainly flat and rolling are found around the globe. There is 6 different types of grasslands:
Veldts- South Africa
Puszta- Hungary
Plains & Prairies-North America
Savanna-Africa Temperate Grassland Video less rainfall biomes Rain falls usually during late spring and early summer. With an average of 20-35 inches of rainfall a year. The length of grass sometimes determines. For instance in Tall grassland gets more rain opposed to short grasslands. Prairie is a tall grasslands and steppes are short grasslands. Which means sometimes drought occurs. -Rainfall These grasslands are either hot summers which can cause the flora to be baked with temperatures of well over 38 degrees C which is 100 degrees F or cold winters which freezes the land and creates great winds with temperatures as low as -40 degrees C. -Seasonal changes -Grasslands Animal Life
Temperate grasslands have an enormous number of animals.
Grasslands around the world are home to unique species of animals who have adapted themselves to the conditions prevailing in this biome.
Animals that live in temperate grasslands must adapt to dry terrain in which just 10 to 30 inches of rain falls per year, making temperate grasslands less diverse than the wetter savanna grasslands. Altitude varies from near sea level to 2000 m above sea level. Many rodent species on the grasslands survive winter by tunneling into the soft, dry soil, where they hibernate and store food. Susliks and Marmots in Eurasia and prairie dogs in North America make up a large percentage of these species. Aanisah Bholat
Helen sandoval
Michelle Van
Vivian Truong p.4 Dow Small Mammals Suslik Marmot Prarie Dogs Grazers These animals have plenty of grass to feed on, but they lack cover from predators Grass Blazing Star Predators Small Predators Golderod The goldenrod can grow up to four feet tall. It can be used for healing wounds, make tea, and if cooked correctly, can be eaten. Mostly grow in Northern America and is yellow Large Predators Small predators in the temperate grasslands can include animals such as snakes, owls, foxes, and hawks. Larger predators can include packs of wolves, coyotes, lions, cheetahs Since there are grassland biomes on just about every continent in the world like North America, South America, Central America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia. Each continent has their own grassland predators, from the African Lions of Africa to the dingos of Australia, and the wolf and coyote of North America. The blazing star has a unusual shape. It is a common wildflower in Northern California. It grows naturally with a lot of water and soil and direct sunlight. It can grow up to 4-5 feet tall. Blooms during the summer to early fall. There are mix of grasses and they grow from some of the world's most fertile soils. Grasses are almost impossible to destroy because of their extensive root webs that prevent animals from pulling it out of the ground. Since grasses grow upward from its base, it is less likely to die from anything like fires, animals, or humans. Grazers There are grazing animals like bisons, gazelles, deers, zebras, and elephants. The North American grasslands were once home to millions of bison, before most of them were hunted by humans. The animals that live in temperate grasslands have adapted to the dry, windy conditions. Animals in the grasslands migrate through seasonal changes, which helps them to survive the summer heat and harsh freezing winters. Some animals, like the bison, have thick fur for insulation and protection from the snow.
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