LS.9 Grassland Biome

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Geographic locations of the grasslands

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North American prairies, Asian steppes, South African veldt and South American pampas.

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Temperature in the grasslands

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Can have a wide range of temperatures. Generally includes a hot growing season and a cold dormant period.

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Precipitation in the grasslands

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Grasslands receive between 25 and 75 centimeters of rain per year.

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Animals that live in the grasslands

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Home to many of the largest animals on earth. Prairies--bison, antelopes. Savannas----zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes.

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Plants that live in the grasslands

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Dominant vegetation is grasses and other non-woody plants.

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Soil characteristics of the grasslands

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Soil is fertile and nutrient-rich. Able to support the many grasses and plants that grow there.