Grassland Biome


Animal: Giraffe 

The giraffe is a mammal. It eats leaves, buds and fruits. The body can be 3-4 metres and the tail can be 90cm and 1.1m. They are usually in the  Africa, South of the Sahara. It has a light body and irregular dark spots. Both female and male have skin coloured horns, one pair on the forehead and sometimes a smaller pair a bit further back. It's tail ends in a big tuff of long hairs. Males fight for women by wrestling with their head and neck. Females give birth to one at each time and rarely twins.

Plant: Ironweed

The Ironweed can grow up to 3 metres. The leaves are alternate. It means it is a pattern going on and on. The leaves can grow up to 25cm. The flowers on it are deep purple. The individual flowers are very tiny  and have 13 to 20 flowers  per head.The head are about 1cm wide when fully opened. These flowers are mostly found throughout the south-east of the world. They are mostly seen in meadows and fallow fields. Some species of Ironweed can be used as medicines to treat stomach problems. Americans may have used the root to treat childbirth pain.

Insect: Grasshopper

There are 11000 to 18000 of different grasshopper species. They are in all parts of the world except Antarctica and the North Pole.  They are herbivores who eat plants . There are lot of things strange about the grasshopper like they have no ears but do have 5 eyes and they have no nose for breathing. Instead, they have little holes along the side of its body to breathe. They can jump 20 times the length of their body. Grasshopper actually sing to find its mate. Some grasshoppers rub their wing together and some clatter their wings. They can even help farmers by eating poisonous weeds and leaving nutritions  in the soil.