Sunday, February 24, 2013

Animals of the Grassland Habitat


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Grasslands are areas filled with tall growing grasses. Grasslands are too dry for many trees to grow. All the continents of the world except Antarctica contain some grassland. Grasslands differ around the world, from the prairies of North America to the African Savanna.

No matter which continent, grasslands support a wide variety of animal life. Large numbers of birds, grazing mammals, reptiles, insects and predators live throughout the grasslands of the world.

Some of the most famous animals of the grasslands

Zebra  -  Plains Zebra
Plains Zebra

Grant's Zebra, a subspecies of the Plains Zebra spends it's life on the grassland habitat of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Bison  -  American Bison
American Bison

The American Bison, also known as the American Buffalo, although there are far fewer wild Bison than 100 years ago, American Bison can still be found in the plains and grasslands of the United States.

On Skyenimals, visit list of grassland animals for many more! Or, check out the full list of animal habitats if you are interested in other animal habitats.