• In the tropics, places that are wet year round have lush vegetation.
  • Places that are dry some of the time are much less lush.
  • Because warm air rises at the Equator, there is a lot of rain.
  • Most of the rain falls in a single season.
  • The rest of the year is dry.
  • Few trees can withstand the long dry season, so the main plants are grasses.
  • Wildlife thrive on these grasslands.
  • The vegetation is largely grass.
  • The climate zone is between 5° and 20° latitude and receives less rainfall.
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