Plants and Animals


When the first settlers in North America began moving west, they discovered that the prairies had lots of plant species, 300 bird species, and 80 animal species.

Grassland Animals: Grasslands around the world are home to animal life that can survive in these biomes. Large sized animals like the bison  used to roam the prairies, until the settlers hunted them nearly to extinction as they moved west.

All grasslands have the features of having plenty of grass as food and lacking cover from predators. Most animals are plant eating. Some animals like deers and horses have long legs and hooves so they can outrun their predators. 

Some of the animals that live in temperate grasslands of North America are: gophers, antelope, bison, Canadian geese, bobcats, and different types of insects.