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LIFE_IN_SAVANNA

LIFE_IN_SAVANNA

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Published by: Daniyal Hasan on Feb 11, 2011
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LIFE IN SAVANNALIFE IN SAVANNA
AA
savannasavanna
,
or
,
or
savannahsavannah
,
is a
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is agrasslandgrasslandecosystemecosystemcharacterized by the treescharacterized by the treesbeing sufficiently small orbeing sufficiently small orwidely spaced so that thewidely spaced so that thecanopycanopydoes not close. Thedoes not close. The open canopy allows sufficientopen canopy allows sufficientlight to reach the ground tolight to reach the ground tosupport an unbrokensupport an unbrokenherbaceousherbaceouslayer consistinglayer consisting primarily of primarily of C4C4It is oftenIt is often believed that savannasbelieved that savannasfeature widely spaced
,
 feature widely spaced
,
 scattered trees. However
,
inscattered trees. However
,
inmany savannas
,
tree densitiesmany savannas
,
tree densitiesare higher and trees are moreare higher and trees are moreregularly spaced than inregularly spaced than inforest. Savannas are alsoforest. Savannas are alsocharacterized by seasonalcharacterized by seasonalwater availability
,
with thewater availability
,
with themajority of rainfall confined tomajority of rainfall confined toone season.one season.grassesgrasses..
 
PRODUC
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PRODUC
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The producers of theTropical Savanna areplants such as theJarrah Tree, KangarooPaw, Swollen ThornAcacia, Baobab, andElephant Grass. Toname a few.The producers producethe food for the primaryconsumers who are,alas, consumed by thesecondary consumers
 
PRIMARY CONSUMERSPRIMARY CONSUMERS
 There are many primary  There are many primary  consumers in Savanna:consumers in Savanna:zebra, elephants, waterzebra, elephants, waterbuffalos' and antelope.buffalos' and antelope. These consume the These consume theplants and also help theplants and also help thesecondary consumers.secondary consumers. This is how the animals This is how the animalsof the savanna areof the savanna areinteracting to each other.interacting to each other.

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