Wildlife & Vegetation
- The tropical grassland is home to several species of large grazing herbivores, large carnivorous cats , and other meat eating creatures.
- Each have a specific niche and have key roles in the savanna’s food-web.
& many more.
- Jackalberry Tree
- Whistling Thorn
- Manketti Tree
& other small shrubs and grasses
- The tropical grassland is unique because of the many animals found exclusively here. The savanna is what many “stereotype” the entire continent of Aftrica as being. There are also several species of large trees found only in the savanna such as the Jackalberry Tree.
- 20 percent of the Earth’s land area is covered with rich tropical grasslands.
Threatened / Endangered Species
Lion – Very few left due to humans hunting them for fur and game.
Elephant – At high risk of endangerment because humans have hunted them for decades for their ivory tusks.
Cheetah – Few left in Africa because humans hunt them for game and fur.
Giraffe – Many species of giraffe are in danger because of predators.
In the tropical grassland a mutual & parasitic relationship is shared between the Rhinoceros, Egrets, and ticks.
- The parasitic tick feeds off of the Rhinoceros’s flesh. The Rino is harmed while the tick benefits.
- The egret feeds on the ticks. The rhino befits and the egret does as well.