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A temperate savanna with a bunch of rhesus macaques. Classic mode, with a graphics set.

Savannas are a mixed woodland-grassland biome, characterized by the sparseness of its trees - the unclosed canopy gives the ground enough light for grasses and shrubs to thrive. They occur in the narrow rainfall band that's wetter than grassland, but not enough to make shrubland or a marsh. The first few layers of savannas are soil (possibly including an aquifer), which benefits farming.

These biomes contain fewer trees than forests, although they usually have enough to get by unless you need large amounts of wood for fuel. They usually have plenty of murky pools, and often have brooks or even rivers. They tend to have less ore than mountains, but as with any biome, you can find some if you dig down a few z-levels and look hard enough.

Savannas come in temperate and tropical varieties.



Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
a Aardvark Aardvark sprite.png
a Adder Adder sprite.png
a Armadillo Armadillo sprite.png
b Badger Badger sprite.png
b Barn owl Barn owl sprite.png
s Black mamba Black mamba sprite.png
b Buzzard Buzzard sprite.png
c Cavy Cavy sprite.png
c Cheetah Cheetah sprite.png
c Coyote Coyote sprite.png
e Eagle Eagle sprite.png
e Echidna Echidna sprite.png
g Gazelle Gazelle sprite.png
T Giant tortoise Giant tortoise sprite.png
G Giraffe Giraffe sprite.png
l Gray langur Gray langur sprite.png
o Great horned owl Great horned owl sprite.png
g Groundhog Groundhog sprite.png
h Hare Hare sprite.png
b Honey badger Honey badger sprite.png
H Horse Horse sprite.png
h Hyena Hyena sprite.png
i Impala Impala sprite.png
j Jackal Jackal sprite.png
J Jaguar Jaguar sprite.png
k Kakapo Kakapo sprite.png
K Kangaroo Kangaroo sprite.png
k Kestrel Kestrel sprite.png
l Leopard Leopard sprite.png
L Lion Lion sprite anim.gif
m Mongoose Mongoose sprite.png
M Monitor lizard Monitor lizard sprite.png
o Ocelot Ocelot sprite.png
o Opossum Opossum sprite.png
O Ostrich Ostrich sprite anim.gif
p Pangolin Pangolin sprite.png
p Peregrine falcon Peregrine falcon sprite.png
p Porcupine Porcupine sprite.png
r Rabbit Rabbit sprite.png
r Raven Raven sprite.png
m Rhesus macaque Rhesus macaque sprite.png
R Rhinoceros Rhinoceros sprite.png
s Skunk Skunk sprite.png
v Vulture Vulture sprite.png
W Warthog Warthog sprite.png
W Wild boar Wild boar sprite.png

In savage savannas:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
a Aardvark man Aardvark man sprite.png
a Adder man Adder man sprite.png
a Armadillo man Armadillo man sprite.png
b Badger man Badger man sprite.png
b Barn owl man Barn owl man sprite.png
s Bark scorpion man Bark scorpion man sprite.png
b Bat man Bat man sprite.png
b Beetle man Beetle man sprite.png
s Black mamba man Black mamba man sprite.png
b Bluejay man Bluejay man sprite.png
b Buzzard man Buzzard man sprite.png
c Cardinal man Cardinal man sprite.png
c Chameleon man Chameleon man sprite.png
c Cheetah man Cheetah man sprite.png
c Coyote man Coyote man sprite.png
c Crow man Crow man sprite.png
e Eagle man Eagle man sprite.png
e Echidna man Echidna man sprite.png
f Firefly man Firefly man sprite.png
f Fly man Fly man sprite.png
g Gazelle man Gazelle man sprite.png
A Giant aardvark Giant aardvark sprite.png
A Giant adder Giant adder sprite.png
A Giant armadillo Giant armadillo sprite.png
B Giant badger Giant badger sprite.png
B Giant barn owl Giant barn owl sprite.png
S Giant bark scorpion Giant bark scorpion sprite.png
B Giant beetle Giant beetle sprite.png
S Giant black mamba Giant black mamba sprite.png
B Giant bluejay Giant bluejay sprite.png
B Giant buzzard Giant buzzard sprite.png
C Giant cardinal Giant cardinal sprite.png
C Giant chameleon Giant chameleon sprite.png
C Giant cheetah Giant cheetah sprite.png
C Giant coyote Giant coyote sprite.png
C Giant crow Giant crow sprite.png
E Giant eagle Giant eagle sprite.png
E Giant echidna Giant echidna sprite.png
F Giant firefly Giant firefly sprite.png
F Giant fly Giant fly sprite.png
G Giant gazelle Giant gazelle sprite.png
G Giant giraffe Giant giraffe sprite.png
G Giant grackle Giant grackle sprite.png
G Giant grasshopper Giant grasshopper sprite.png
L Giant gray langur Giant gray langur sprite.png
O Giant great horned owl Giant great horned owl sprite.png
G Giant groundhog Giant groundhog sprite.png
H Giant hamster Giant hamster sprite.png
H Giant hare Giant hare sprite.png
H Giant hedgehog Giant hedgehog sprite.png
B Giant honey badger Giant honey badger sprite.png
H Giant hyena Giant hyena sprite.png
I Giant impala Giant impala sprite.png
J Giant jackal Giant jackal sprite.png
J Giant jaguar Giant jaguar sprite.png
J Giant jumping spider Giant jumping spider sprite.png
K Giant kakapo Giant kakapo sprite.png
K Giant kangaroo Giant kangaroo sprite.png
K Giant kestrel Giant kestrel sprite.png
L Giant leopard Giant leopard sprite.png
L Giant lion Giant lion sprite anim.gif
L Giant lizard Giant lizard sprite.png
L Giant louse Giant louse sprite.png
M Giant magpie Giant magpie sprite.png
M Giant mantis Giant mantis sprite.png
B Giant monarch butterfly Giant monarch butterfly sprite.png
M Giant mongoose Giant mongoose sprite.png
M Giant monitor lizard Giant monitor lizard sprite.png
M Giant mosquito Giant mosquito sprite.png
M Giant moth Giant moth sprite.png
O Giant ocelot Giant ocelot sprite.png
O Giant opossum Giant opossum sprite.png
O Giant ostrich Giant ostrich sprite.png
P Giant pangolin Giant pangolin sprite.png
P Giant parakeet Giant parakeet sprite.png
L Giant peach-faced lovebird Giant peach faced lovebird sprite.png
P Giant peregrine falcon Giant peregrine falcon sprite.png
P Giant porcupine Giant porcupine sprite.png
R Giant raven Giant raven sprite.png
M Giant rhesus macaque Giant rhesus macaque sprite.png
R Giant rhinoceros Giant rhinoceros sprite.png
R Giant roach Giant roach sprite.png
S Giant skink Giant skink sprite.png
S Giant skunk Giant skunk sprite.png
S Giant slug Giant slug sprite.png
S Giant snail Giant snail sprite.png
S Giant sparrow Giant sparrow sprite.png
T Giant thrips Giant thrips sprite.png
T Giant tick Giant tick sprite.png
T Giant tortoise man Giant tortoise man sprite.png
V Giant vulture Giant vulture sprite.png
W Giant warthog Giant warthog sprite.png
W Giant wild boar Giant wild boar sprite.png
W Giant wren Giant wren sprite.png
T Gigantic tortoise Gigantic tortoise sprite.png
G Giraffe man Giraffe man sprite.png
g Grackle man Grackle man sprite.png
g Grasshopper man Grasshopper man sprite.png
l Gray langur man Gray langur man sprite.png
o Great horned owl man Great horned owl man sprite.png
g Groundhog man Groundhog man sprite.png
h Hamster man Hamster man sprite.png
h Hare man Hare man sprite.png
h Hedgehog man Hedgehog man sprite.png
b Honey badger man Honey badger man sprite.png
h Hyena man Hyena man sprite.png
i Impala man Impala man sprite.png
j Jackal man Jackal man sprite.png
J Jaguar man Jaguar man sprite.png
j Jumping spider man Jumping spider man sprite.png
k Kakapo man Kakapo man sprite.png
K Kangaroo man Kangaroo man sprite.png
k Kestrel man Kestrel man sprite.png
l Leopard man Leopard man sprite.png
L Lion man Lion man sprite anim.gif
l Lizard man Lizard man sprite.png
l Louse man Louse man sprite.png
m Magpie man Magpie man sprite.png
m Mantis man Mantis man sprite.png
b Monarch butterfly man Monarch butterfly man sprite.png
m Mongoose man Mongoose man sprite.png
M Monitor lizard man Monitor lizard man sprite.png
m Mosquito man Mosquito man sprite.png
m Moth man Moth man sprite.png
o Ocelot man Ocelot man sprite.png
o Opossum man Opossum man sprite.png
O Ostrich man Ostrich man sprite anim.gif
p Pangolin man Pangolin man sprite.png
p Parakeet man Parakeet man sprite.png
l Peach-faced lovebird man Peach faced lovebird man sprite.png
p Peregrine falcon man Peregrine falcon man sprite.png
p Porcupine man Porcupine man sprite.png
r Rat man Rat man sprite.png
r Raven man Raven man sprite.png
m Rhesus macaque man Rhesus macaque man sprite.png
R Rhinoceros man Rhinoceros man sprite.png
r Roach man Roach man sprite.png
s Skink man Skink man sprite.png
s Skunk man Skunk man sprite.png
s Slug man Slug man sprite.png
s Snail man Snail man sprite.png
s Sparrow man Sparrow man sprite.png
t Thrips man Thrips man sprite.png
t Tick man Tick man sprite.png
v Vulture man Vulture man sprite.png
W Warthog man Warthog man sprite.png
W Wild boar man Wild boar man sprite.png
w Worm man Worm man sprite.png
w Wren man Wren man sprite.png

In evil savannas:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
h Harpy Harpy sprite.png
O Ogre Ogre sprite.png


Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
· Ant Ant sprite.png
Bark scorpion Bark scorpion sprite.png
Bat Bat sprite.png
· Beetle Beetle sprite.png
Blue jay Blue jay sprite.png
· Bumblebee Bumblebee sprite.png
Cardinal Cardinal sprite.png
Chameleon Chameleon sprite.png
Crow Crow sprite.png
Firefly Firefly sprite.png
· Fly Fly sprite anim.gif
Grackle Grackle sprite.png
· Grasshopper Grasshopper sprite.png
Hamster Hamster sprite.png
Hedgehog Hedgehog sprite.png
· Honey bee Honey bee sprite anim.gif
· Jumping spider Jumping spider sprite.png
Large roach Large roach sprite.png
Lizard Lizard sprite.png
· Louse Louse sprite.png
Magpie Magpie sprite.png
· Mantis Mantis sprite.png
Monarch butterfly Monarch butterfly sprite.png
· Mosquito Mosquito sprite anim.gif
Moth Moth sprite.png
Parakeet Parakeet sprite.png
Peach-faced lovebird Peach faced lovebird sprite.png
Rat Rat sprite.png
Skink Skink sprite.png
~ Slug Slug sprite.png
Snail Snail sprite.png
Sparrow Sparrow sprite.png
· Termite Termite sprite.png
· Thrips Thrips sprite.png
· Tick Tick sprite.png
~ Worm Worm sprite.png
Wren Wren sprite.png

In savage savannas:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
Two-legged rhino lizard Two legged rhino lizard sprite.png

In good savannas:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
Fairy Fairy sprite.png
Fluffy wambler Fluffy wambler sprite.png
· Pixie Pixie sprite anim.gif

In evil savannas:

Tile/Name Graphic Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
Demon rat Demon rat sprite.png
~ Knuckle worm Knuckle worm sprite.png



Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
" Alfalfa
" Asparagus
" Bambara groundnut
" Barley
" Bilberry
" Bitter melon
" Bitter vetch
" Blackberry
" Blade weed
" Blood amaranth
" Blueberry
" Broad bean
" Cabbage
" Cassava
" Celery
" Chickpea
" Chicory
" Cotton
" Cranberry
" Cucumber
" Eggplant
" Elephant-head amaranth
" Finger millet
" Fisher berry
" Flax
" Fonio
" Foxtail millet
" Garden cress
" Garlic
" Grape
" Hard wheat
" Hemp
" Hide root
" Horned melon
" Jute
" Kaniwa
" Kenaf
" Leek
" Lentil
" Lesser yam
" Lettuce
" Longland grass
" Long yam
" Maize
" Mung bean
" Muskmelon
" Oats
" Onion
" Parsnip
" Passion fruit
" Pea
" Peanut
" Pearl millet
" Pendant amaranth
" Pepper
" Pineapple
" Potato
" Prickle berry
" Purple amaranth
" Purple yam
" Quinoa
" Radish
" Ramie
" Raspberry
" Rat weed
" Red bean
" Red spinach
" Rope reed
" Rhubarb
" Rice
" Rye
" Single-grain wheat
" Soft wheat
" Sorghum
" Soybean
" Spelt
" Spinach
" Squash
" Strawberry
" String bean
" Sweet potato
" Taro
" Tomatillo
" Turnip
" Two-grain wheat
" Urad bean
" Watermelon
" White millet
" White yam
" Wild carrot
" Winter melon

In savage savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
" Whip vine

In good savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
" Sun berry

In evil savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
" Sliver barb


Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
Γ Abaca
Γ Avocado
Γ Banana
Bitter orange
Γ Carambola
Γ Cashew
Γ Coconut palm
Γ Date palm
Desert lime
Γ Durian
Finger lime
Γ Guava
Γ Papaya
Γ Paradise nut
Γ Pomegranate
Γ Rambutan
Round lime
Sand pear

In savage savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna

In good savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
Feather tree

In evil savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna


Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
. Bentgrass
. Carpetgrass
. Dallisgrass
. Dog's tooth grass
. Dropseed grass
. Fescue grass
. Grama
. Hair grass
. Knotgrass
. Meadow-grass
. Needle grass
. Reedgrass
. Ryegrass
. Satintail
. Zoysia

In good savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
O Bubble bulb
. Downy grass

In evil savannas:

Name Temperate savanna Tropical savanna
O Staring eyeball
Wormy tendril
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