Savanna


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Precipitation: as much as 40 inches of rain each year, but generally during the wet season.

Savannas are a type of grassland that are generally found in warmer areas of the world such as central and eastern Africa and have drought-resistant trees scattered throughout the landscape. These trees are generally 10 meters in height, and they shed their leaves during the dry season as an adaptation to reduce water loss from plants. Savannas climate has a distinct wet and dry season with high temperatures all year long.


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There is a great diversity of wildlife in savannas. There are many grazing mammals that roam in savannas such as elephants, giraffes, zebras, gazelles and ostriches. These animals are considered food to many predators that include lions, cheetahs and hyenas.

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