Welcome to Victoria's Grassland Biome!
Welcome to my grassland biome. Here you will learn tons of information about animals, living conditions, and
more about grasslands. Come back again!
Grasslands are also known as PRAIRIE, or PLAINS.Grasses first supported grazers in the Eocene Era. There are 11,000 species
of grasses. Grasses are found anywhere on land, some are even in the water. Each one develops unique characteristics. An example
would be growing where the stems are joined. This is why when you mow your lawn the grass doesn't die. Grasses grow from less
than a foot to thirty inches high. If the grasses are shorter, then it means that there is less available moisture, or there
is a shorter growing season.
There are two types of categorized grasslands: savannas and temperate grasslands. Savannas are grassland with scattered individual
trees. They cover half the surface of Africa, and large areas in Australia, South America, and India. Temperate grasslands
are grasses with dominant vegetation. There are no trees, or large shrubs. The soil there is deep and dark. Temperate grasslands
can be further divided into prairies, steppes, etc.
Grasslands provide excellent amounts of grass for food. However, one downfall of having grasslands for a habitat is the
lack of shelter. Bison and antelope were the first to live on grasslands, before white settlers. Hillier grasslands provided
space for cattle and sheep.
Fires regularly occured in the grasslands in earlier times, although they are not affected
as much as forests because the perrenial grasses and herbs aren't harmed. This can be a very serious threat to many other