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CLIP 8976

The African savanna

The African savanna
Key Info
  • The African savanna
  • Duration: 01:18
  • An introduction to the African savanna, which is home to a variety of animals. The savanna is a grassland plain with two seasons in a year - rainy and dry. The environment supports huge herds of cattle, which are hunted by the cheetah. The hardy shrubs and trees are adapted to survive long periods of drought. This clip is published as part of the BBC Wildlife Finder where you can find further clips and resources on this subject - Please note these clips are only available in Flash and run at a higher bit rate than other videos on Class Clips - they may require a higher broadband connection speed to play correctly.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Habitats

  • Keywords: Africa, grass, seasons, weather, rain, predators, drought
Ideas for use in class
  • Introduces the savanna habitat. Compare with other habitats being studied and investigate the other animals found in the savanna.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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