Definition of Temperate Grasslands

Temperate grasslands are the regions of open grassland where there are very few trees. These grasslands are found in colder climate regions that receive less to moderate precipitation that is about 20 to 35 inches per year. This does not let the trees grow taller. The temperature of these grasslands varies according to the season with tornadoes, fire eruptions, and blizzards.


The temperate grasslands present in the northern hemisphere receive precipitation in the form of snow. The names of temperate grasslands include pampas, downs, and veldts. A large number of small as well large herbivores (animals feeding on plants) are found in these temperate grasslands.

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