Grasses often grow in areas with dry climate and poor soil. Such areas are known as grasslands. Most of the food chains begin with grass. Grasslands contain different kinds of grasses, shrubs and trees. Different animals feed on different parts of these plants.
In this way, the grasslands provide food for all. Grass has the special tendency to grow more when bitten off.
It also grows well after fires, which are common in grasslands. In dry and cold seasons, animals usually migrate to other places in search of food and water.
The tropical grassland of East Africa are called Savanna. This Savanna provides food for 40 different species of grazing animals. Tropical grasslands once warm all year round, with long dry season in summer. They have a very cold winters with hard frost all dry and hot summers.
Grasslands contain different kinds of grasses, shrubs and trees. They provide food for a number of animal species.
Tropical rainforests are home to more than half of animal and plant species existing on Earth. These forests make up almost 10 per cent] of the Earth’s land surface. Tropical rainforests grow in regions near the Equator in South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Moisture, warmth andbright sunlightmake therainforests extremely favorable forplant and animal life to thrive. Thetrees grow fastand reach great heights all the while competing witheach other toreceive maximum sunlight. Rainforests are the wettestecosystems.They receive’rain almostevery day.
Over half of the plant and animals species exist in tropical rainforests. They are the wettest ecosystems.