The temperature varies greatly within this biome. The temperature can vary anywhere from -40 to 70 degrees, depending on where you are and what season it is. For example, in Central Asia, it is generally much, much more colder than other grass lands of the world, with short, yellow grass instead of it being long and green.
The average rainfall each year is anywhere between 25-35 inches. Their are often two seasons within a grass land - the rainy season and the dormant season. During the dormant season, the climate is cooler than the rest of the year and little things grow; however, the rainy season brings water and sunshine. Note that he amount of rain determines the height of grass in the area.
The Saiga Antelope – Adapted so that they are capable of going long periods of time without water and migrate to warmer areas during the cooler seasons.
Sand grouse - Can fly amazing distances in search for water.
Bobac marmot – A prairie dog-like animal that has adapted to hibernate a majority of the year.
Black-bellied Korhaan - Birds that have lengthy necks to see over tall grasses; camouflaged eggs.
Marbled polecat – Searches underground for rodents to eat.
What kind of features do you think animals would need to live in this type of biome?
What kind of landscape would grasslands with more amounts of rainfall have?
How would the grasslands near Siberia compare to the grasslands in South America and Africa?
Approximate outlined regions of grasslands in Central Asia. Hand-Drawn on AuroDesk Sketchbook
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