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2. Weather / Climate In the grasslands it is usuallywarm and dry. There is not much rainfall, just25mm to 75mm yearly. 3. Weather / Climate Grasslands are colder than adesert but, are pretty warm andhas not enough rainfall for treesto grow either. There are usually Hot summersand cold winters. 4. Locations WorldwideGrasslands are in these countries:NorthAmericaSouth AmericaAfrica 5. Locations WorldwideAsiaAustralia Canada 6. Plants There is mainly grass in a grassland. There area few trees. Palm trees Tall grass prairies and small grass prairies. Milkweeds, golden rods, asters, The BlazingStar, sweet cone flower and purple coneflower. 7. Milkweeds Scientific name: Asclepias syrica Wheres its name from: The genus nameAsclepias, comes from Asklepios, the Greekgod of healing. 8. Asters Scientific name: Aster alpinus Where the name came from: The name Astercomes from the Ancient Greek word aster,which means star, because of its shape. 9. AnimalsRed tailed hawk, Zebra, Prairie Dog, AfricanElephant, Bison, Black Rhino, Black-footedferret, Brown Hyena, Giraffe, Greater PrairieChicken, Lion, Ostrich, Pronghorn, Warthog, Badger, Cheetah, Baboon. These are only some ofthe animals in a grassland. 10. Ferret They have an average length of 51cm including a13cm tail, and the weight of about 0.7 to 2 kg, andhave a natural lifespan of 7 to 10 years. They have brown, black, white, or brown and blackfur. Scientific name: Mustela Putorius Furo. 11. Bison Bison have a shaggy, dark brown winter coat, anda lighter weight, lighter brown summer coat. Bison can reach up to 6 and 1/2 ft tall and are 3to 10 ft long and weigh 450 to 900 kilograms. Their heads and fore legs are massive, and bothgenders have short, curved horns, which they usein fighting for status within the herd and fordefence. 12. Food Chain 13. Food Web 14. Interesting Facts Grasslands are named the transitional biome. This meansthat grasslands are usually found between the desert andthe forest, but It would become a forest if grasslands hadmore rain and If it had any less rain, it would be a desert. There are 3 types of grasslands. Tall grasslands have verytall grass, up to 5 feet tall, and they get almost 30 inchesof rain a year. Mixed grasslands have grasses that grow to2 to 3 feet tall. This kind of grassland gets about 15 to 25inches of rain a year. The third kind of grassland is theshort grasslands. This type of grassland is almost adesert. It has very short grass and only receives 10 inchesof rain each year. 15. Interesting Facts True prairies and grasslands are becoming harderand harder to find. People are capturing the wildlands, and the grasslands are becoming as extinctas the animals that are missing from them today. In Africa, national parks are being set up to lookafter the grasslands. This will help the animalssuch as lions and elephants to live on for moregenerations. The United States are starting to look after thewild grasslands, too. They have even replantedgrass where it has been cleared for farming. 16. Bibliography http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/bi/2000/Ethnobotany/milkweed.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aster_(genus) http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091215152632AAoRQ8m http://cooltext.com/Render-Image?RenderID=709282464