The prairie is a biome between a desert and wooded climate, called semi-arid because here the rains are not so common, but they are enough to have vegetation, predominantly bushes and grasses.

We can find grasslands all over the planet, there is practically a large meadow on every continent. We locate one in North and South America (Argentina), Australia, Africa or central Eurosia.



Types of grasslands

The grasslands can be classified into two types: temperate grasslands and tropical grasslands. The grasslands of the southern hemisphere are the ones that receive the most rainfall.

Temperate grasslands

They receive an average of 25 to 75 centimeters of water throughout the year, therefore, their vegetation is scarce, measuring only a few millimeters in height.

They have two seasons of decline, one of lethargy where the grass does not grow due to low temperatures and the other of constant growth.

Tropical grasslands

They are the meadows with more rainfall where they maintain a balanced climate throughout the year. They have two seasons, one dry and one rainy.

The African savannah is the best known, where the best-known prairie animals such as zebra, lions, rhinos, elephants, hyenas or giraffes live.

Prairie Animals List

The bee is essential for pollination.

Honey bee

honey bee o honey bees, also known as apis in Latin, although it is one of the most popular bees, it represents only a small percentage of the bee species. This species is the only surviving group of bees in the Apini subclass, which belongs to the genus Apis. They are known for producing and storing honey, or liquefied sugar, as well as for building impressive nests using wax secreted by the workers of a particular colony.

We can clearly distinguish the features of the emerald bee-eater.

Abejaruco Esmeralda

abejaruco esmeralda (Merops Orientalis) is a exquisite bird of bright emerald green plumage. The wings show black trailing edges. The outer feathers of the lower part of the tail are bright gray, and the medium rectrices are long and purple. The streamers can reach up to 7 cm in male. The black bill is long and curved downwards. The eyes are very intense red. The legs and feet are blackish.

The bumblebee is a friendly insect that lives almost everywhere on the planet.


bumblebee (Bombus), is a large type of insects, hairy and close relatives of the well-known honey bee. Most species of bumblebees live in colonies, but their colonies are much smaller than those of honey bees or wasps, which can have up to several thousand individuals, the bumblebee colony will only consist of about 50 to 150 individuals. It has a loud hum that you can hear from a distance.

The eagle is a solitary animal.


Eagle (Hieraatus Spilogaster) is a bird boy. With the exception of some vultures, eagles are generally larger than other raptors. They have strong muscular legs, powerful claws, and large hooked beaks that allow them to rip meat from their prey.

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antelope (Alcelaphinae) is a wide and diverse selection of herbivores of the Bovidae family that are not classified as sheep, cattle or goats (this type of informal designation is sometimes called "garbage dump"). There are approximately 91 species classified as antelope, most of which are native to Africa, but are also found in Asia and parts of the Americas. Approximately 25 species are listed as In danger.

The squirrel is a small rodent.


chipmunk (Sciuridae) is an agile mammal Bushy-tailed rodent found throughout the world. They belong to the Sciuridae family, which includes prairie dogs, squirrels, and marmots.