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How have plants and animals adapted in the savanna ecosystem?

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In the Savannah, there are several common adaptations. In animals, you often find sandy coloured fur or patterned fur for camouflage. Big ears to allow heat to leave the body easily. In plants, the biggest danger is being eaten by animals and so most plants have some sort of defence such as thorns or spikes. Their roots are adapted to the changing climate through the year. They have deep roots to get deep ground water, as well as shallow roots to catch any rain that fall briefly.

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