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Savannah grassland

The savannah biome is further from the equator than tropical rainforest. It's dry, but not as dry as desert. Watch the video to find out more.


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Key points

  • Savannahs are areas of tropical grassland found either side of rainforests.
  • They have a wet season and a dry season.
  • Savannah vegetation includes grasses, occasional trees and scrub.
  • Plants and animals have to adapt to the long dry periods.
  • The soils of the savannah are not very fertile. They are red due to their high iron content.

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