Biomes



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Forest Spring
National geographic

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Forest Winter
Animal Planet

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Forest Fall
discovery channel

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NORTH AMERICAN PRAIRIE

The Prairie is a roughly triangular area from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba down through the Great Plains to southern Texas and Mexico, and approximately 1,000 miles from western Indiana westward to the Rocky Mountains. They cover about 1.4 million square miles.

ASIAN STEPPE

The Steppe biome is usually found between the desert and the forest. Asian Steppes are  in Tibet and China, Mongolia, Siberia,. As the Steppe
is located away from the ocean and close to mountain barriers, the air is quite dry.

SOUTH AMERICAN PAMPAS

The Pampas are found primarily in Argentina and extend into Uruguay.  They are flat, fertile plains covering an area of 777,000 square kilometers
or 300,000 sq. miles, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountains.

SOUTH AFRICAN  VELDT

The term Veld or Veldt is used in particular to refer to flatter areas or districts covered in grass or low scrub, especially in South Africa,  Zimbabwe,Botswana and Namibia.

AFRICAN SAVANNAH

Savannah can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert biome. They are found in a wide band on either side of the equator on the
edges of tropical rainforests.   The Serengeti Plains of Tanzania are some of the most well known savannahs in Africa.

NORTHERN AUSTRALIAN GRASSLANDS

Northern Australia is one of the few remaining such large natural areas left on Earth.

It covers more than 247 million acres — an area larger than California, Colorado and New Mexico together.

 

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