BY ABRIL AGNESE AND VALENTINA
Flat open plains in the central part of continents.
They occur between 5° and 15° north and south the
Equator. They own its name from the grasses that
compose the majority of the vegetation.
Dry and Rainy
The rainy season in an area occurs when the sun is
directly overhead and the trade winds meet there. As
the warm moist air is forced to rise, it rains
When the sun is no longer directly overhead, the point
where the trade winds meet shifts and the dry season
begins. The trade winds are dry because they have
already shed any moisture on the coast.
Only a few trees
grow in the
most common is
However, there are
species of grasses
well adaptepd to
surviving the dry
season. Their long
root reaches out in
search of the little
Most of them are herbivores.
Others are hunting animals, such
us lions and cheetahs.
Many animals live in large groups
Some of the fastest animals such
as cheetahs, wallabies and
ostriches live in the grasslands.
Speed is really important for
survival for the hunter and the
THE TSETSE FLY
areas are now
a big part which
because of a
by an insect
called the tsetse
fly, this insect