There are a variety of animals that live in temperate grasslands. In the North American prairie, some of the predators are coyotes, badgers, and black-footed ferrets. The secondary consumers are birds, such as the Greater and Lesser Prairie Chickens, and rodents such as prairie dogs. The primary consumers are insects like grasshoppers, which eat the producers like grass and other plants.

The endangered species in this biome include the Lesser Prairie Chicken, the Greater Prairie Chicken, the Black-footed Ferret and Plains Bison.