Monday, 23 January 2012

Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one and a half million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey.The Serengeti ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in north Tanzania and extends to south-western Kenya between latitudes 1 and 3 S and longitudes 34 and 36 E. It spans some 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi).
The Serengeti National Park is a Torrid Zone (hot zone). Is a Grassland (Savannah) terrestrial ecosystem.It characteristics are :

-Dry and wet seasons : warm temperatures all year round.

-Flora : grass, shrubs and some trees.

-Fauna : zebras, giraffes, gazelles and lions.

Tanzania has a tropical climate. In the highlands, temperatures range between (10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F)) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period extends between November and February (25–31 °C / 77–87.8 °F while the coldest period occurs between May and August (15–20 °C / 59–68 °F). Annual temperature is 32 °C (89.6 °F). The climate is cool in high mountainous regions.

               Irene Romero Fernández, Noelia Carralero, Noelia Bordas and Aleksandra Simonyan.





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