American Bison and bighorn sheep are also present on grasslands in the United States. Here is a very brief list of characteristics and introduction of grassland animals. The two distinct types of grasslands are savannas and temperate grasslands. 5. Big cats such as cheetahs and lions hunt prey in temperate grasslands. Grasslands cover 25 percent of the world’s surface and it is the preferred habitat for animals like the wildebeest, coyote, and pronghorn. There are two reasons for this. Grassland animals are also prepared for fires, fleeing or burrowing underground to wait out the flames. It is thought that there were over a billion prairie dogs on the Great Plains at one point. It is distinguished by it’s long, narrow neck and red, white fur. The grasslands provide animals with a variety of diets like grass, shrubs, twigs and even fellow animals for prey. Apart from grazers and predators, the temperate grasslands are also home to small animal species. The grasslands are home to many amazing animals. Animal Adaptations: The animals that live in grasslands have adapted to dry, windy conditions. Grasslands Are the True Kingdoms of Animals Tropical Grassland Animals. Zoology in Temperate Grasslands. 1. In the prairies of North America you may find bison, elk, jack rabbits, prairie dogs, burrowing owls, golden eagles, coyotes, badgers, and much more. Ethiopian Wolf. 3. In North America the dominant herbivores are bison Bison bison) and pronghorn (the sole member of the Nearctic endemic family, Antilocapridae). In North America, wolves, coyotes and foxes hunt for mice, rabbits and deer. Most of the grassland animals need the prairie dog to survive, but the population is declining. Grasses are well adapted to grow back after a fire. The temperate grasslands, or prairies, form a belt between forest and desert, mainly on the Great Plains but also on the mid-slopes of the intermontane basins, above the salty desert flats. The temperate grassland does not have much animal diversity, especially compared to the Savannah. There are grazing animals (that eat the grass), burrowing animals, and their predators; insects are abundant. These animals include mice, rabbits, weasels and also snakes. It usually feeds on rodents, lizards, and amphibians. Some animals that inhabit temperate grasslands in North America are bison, antelope, birds, gophers, prairie dogs, coyotes, and insects. A case example is the garter snake. 2. First, true grasslands (those that haven’t been transformed or partially transformed into farmlands) are scarcely populated by humans and are thus perfect natural habitats for animals. Grasslands animals can be found in all the continents except Antarctica. Large animals, such as African elephants, can also trample the ground and discourage the growth of trees. 4. Some of the smaller mammals include mice and jack rabbits. Each continent has its own assortment of creatures. 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