Virtual Biomes

Savanna

A grassland is a mostly dry, grassy area with few trees and bushes. Around 1/4 of land area on the Earth is grassland. A specific type of grassland is a savanna. Savanna’s are hot and dry most of the year but with a heavy rainy season. They are often bordered by a rainforest.

African Savanna

Map of World Biomes Photos of African Savanna
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species,[CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

When people think of Africa, they often think of the savanna and its seas of grass, herds of elephants and prides of lions. The African savanna covers 2.5 million sq. km and goes through 27 different countries! Click on the map above of the African savanna for more pictures.

Video

Click on the photograph of the giraffe below to visit Youtube and watch a video about the African Savanna. Enjoy the music from the Lion King and video of animals and scenery from the savanna.

Giraffe Picture Youtube Video on African Savanna
By Photographie prise par GIRAUD Patrick (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons