LS.9 Grassland Biome
Geographic locations of the grasslands
North American prairies, Asian steppes, South African veldt and South American pampas.
Temperature in the grasslands
Can have a wide range of temperatures. Generally includes a hot growing season and a cold dormant period.
Precipitation in the grasslands
Grasslands receive between 25 and 75 centimeters of rain per year.
Animals that live in the grasslands
Home to many of the largest animals on earth. Prairies--bison, antelopes. Savannas----zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes.
Plants that live in the grasslands
Dominant vegetation is grasses and other non-woody plants.
Soil characteristics of the grasslands
Soil is fertile and nutrient-rich. Able to support the many grasses and plants that grow there.