There are two main types of Grasslands THE GRASSLANDS TROPICAL GRASSLAND OR SAVANNA - receives more seasonal rainfall than deserts but less than tropical dry forests By Nathaniel Kessler, Lindsi Flynn, and The perfect Place to Go! Chuka Ikpeze o For example: closest to the equator, hot all year round. Ultimate Travel TEMPERATE GRASSLAND - Temperate grasslands are farther away from the equator. 123 ADDRESS o For example: U.S. prairies. - Very cold and harsh winters, hot dry summers. FUN FACTS -dominant plants in the Savanna consist of: - tall, perennial grasses; sometimes 1.Grasslands grow on every continent drought-tolerant and fire-resistant trees or except Antarctica shrubs 2.Only about 30in. of rain per year - Dominant wildlife consists of: 3.Fertile soil - predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals; aardvarks; 4.Tall and short grass is abundant herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, A grassland west of Coalinga, California. 5.Some of the animals that live in the antelopes, and zebras; baboons; birds such he grassland biome grasslands are: zebras, elephants, bison, as eagles, ostriches, weaver birds, and storks; Grasslands are characterized as lands dominated by grasses rather than large shrubs or trees. In rhinoceros, ferret, hyena, giraffe, chicken, insects such as termites the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs, which spanned a period of about 25 million years, mountains rose in western North America and created a lion, ostridge, prairie dogs and warthogs. continental climate favorable to grasslands. Ancient forests declined and grasslands became widespread. Following the Pleistocene Ice Ages, grasslands expanded in range as hotter and drier ABOUT THE “PICTURES” climates prevailed worldwide. There are two main divisions of grasslands: Savanna is grassland with scattered individual The photos in this brochure show how trees. Savannas of one sort or another cover almost half the surface of Africa beautiful the grasslands truly are. The whole natural environment such as the animals, and the plants, everything is beautiful.