"Minecraft" Jungle Biome

Since the original release of "Minecraft," many new biomes have been introduced to the game. These biomes oftentimes come with new and exciting features such as mobs, new blocks, structures, items, and others. When players see these new biomes for the first time, they may be hesitant to experiment with the environment, as it may or may not have repercussions.

In this article, we will be discussing one of the largest and most diverse biomes, the Jungle. With various interesting tidbits, the Jungle Biome can be an extremely interesting place below the canopy!

Location

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Like most Biomes in "Minecraft," Jungle Biomes have no set location. Even with this terrible news, we do have a few tips on how you can potentially find them, however.

Jungle Biomes, for whatever reason, generally have a higher chance of spawning near Desert Biomes. Jungle Biomes are considered to be a rare occurrence in the game, while Deserts (depending on your level of luck) are quite frequent.

The Jungle Biome is almost immediately noticeable from any point within the game due to the extremely high (and very frequent) trees. These trees will usually almost completely cover the roof of the Jungle with their leaves, high in the sky.

Jungle Trees

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Jungle Biomes have a very distinct type of tree inhabiting its unusual layout. These trees are extremely tall (growing up to a maximum of 30 blocks high). Jungle trees come in two varieties, small and large. Jungle Trees are usually covered in Vines, which are completely climbable by the player. These Vines act as Ladders, minus the ability to stand directly on the tops of them. The Small Jungle Trees are, of course, much smaller than the Large Jungle trees. This small variant often goes unnoticed by "Minecraft" players, as it’s larger counterpart is much more visible in comparison.

The Large Jungle Tree is generally three times taller than the small tree variant, and their width is twice as large. Having a base composed of four blocks that extends upward as far as the tree does, these Large Jungle Trees contain plenty of wood for collecting resources. Even when trying extremely hard, removing a large majority of these trees takes a long period of time. Assuming there are no blocks missing from a tree’s trunk, one of these can potentially hold nearly 120 blocks, waiting to be cut for your use.

Unsurprisingly, Jungle Trees are an amazing base for treehouses. With a very tall base, players are able to climb around and place blocks where they decide to. The Vines attached to the trees allow for easy access to their treehouses, once built. Treehouses in the Jungle can essentially go on forever, primarily due to the biome’s rich environment in terms of resources and branches. These Biomes are practically begging to be turned into your world’s new "Minecraft" headquarters.

When the tree’s Jungle Wood has been refined and turned into Jungle Wood Planks, the wood has a slight pinkish-red color. The Jungle Wood Planks have no special attributes other than its color. Like all Planks, they can be turned into various tools and items used in recipes. Jungle Wood Planks can create color variations of items like Doors, Boats, or Stairs.

When walking around the Jungle, you will see Leaf Blocks scattered on the ground, usually in the pattern of the tops of trees. These usually do not contain wood below them. As the rainforest and jungle in real life are dense in terms of plant life, these Leaf ​Blocks are meant to simulate a bush you would find in the real-life equivalent.

Jungle types

Like most biomes, the Jungle Biome comes in many forms, which are the regular Jungle Biome, the Mountainous Jungle Biome, the Jungle Edge Biome, and the Mountainous Jungle Edge Biome. Normally, you very rarely see the Jungle Edge variants of the biome, and they are barely noticeable as Jungles when you do see them. Rather than being dense, they are more sparse, being home to primarily the smaller variants of the Jungle Trees.

The mountain variant of the Jungle Biome is a much more dangerous place than its normal version. Jungle Biomes are dangerous, but the Mountainous Jungle Biomes more so. Our advice when in a Mountainous Jungle Biome would be to always hold the Shift button until you know you’re safe, or stay on the ground until you can come up with a way to support yourself in the ​air to survive.

Ocelots

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If you like cats, you’ll absolutely love the Jungle Biome’s native feline, the Ocelot. Ocelots are only obtainable in the Jungle Biome, being exclusive to the area. While they may be difficult to find due to the density of the biome in terms of trees, bushes, and other various things that may get in the way, they are definitely worth the search.

To catch an Ocelot, players must slowly inch towards the animal with an uncooked fish. After the mob has noticed the player’s existence and has not run away, the player must stop and stay where they are. Allow the Ocelot to approach and then feed it. If provoked, scared, or jumped at, the Ocelot will run away and the player will have to repeat the process. This shy mob will make a great addition to your adventuring team, as Ocelots will scare away Creepers that attempt to sneak up on unsuspecting players.

Jungle Temples

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Jungle Biomes are home to a mysterious structure known as the Jungle Temple. These temples are ready to be explored, and are ready to kill unsuspecting adventurers if they are not careful enough!

Filled with traps, puzzles, and plenty of treasure to whet your Indiana Jones-esque appetite, these Jungle Temples can be quite fun. When adventuring in-game, players are bound to find the following items in their Jungle Temple: Bones, Rotten Flesh, Saddles, Enchanted Books, Iron Horse Armor, Iron Ingots, Gold Horse Armor, Gold Ingots, Diamond Horse Armor, Diamonds, and Emeralds. If you count the Arrows that are inside traps, you can add that to the list, too.

Jungle Temples are structures created out of Mossy Cobblestone, regular Cobblestone, and Chiseled Stone Bricks. These structures aren’t the largest in size, but have a few halls, Levers to pull, and Chests to open.

Cocoa Beans

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Exclusive to the Jungle Biome, Cocoa plants grow on the sides of Jungle Trees, ready for you to harvest. The Cocoa plant has three forms: its small green form, its middle sized yellow-orange form, and its ready-to-harvest dark orange-brown form. Harvested Cocoa can be used in crafting recipes for food, altering the color of items, and other uses.

Cocoa Beans can only be placed on Jungle Wood, so if you plan to bring it out of the Jungle to begin a farm, you may want to bring a few pieces of Jungle Wood to aid you.

Melons

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While you can find Melon Seeds around your "Minecraft" world in naturally spawning Chests, Melon blocks will only naturally spawn in Jungle Biomes. If you’re wanting to find Melons, the best place to locate them is the Jungle Biome. When found in the Jungle, multiple Melons may be seen together.

In Conclusion

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With trees that seem as high as the sky, Ocelots, and food galore, the Jungle Biome is definitely promising. With new Biomes being released much more frequently, the Jungle Biome still remains a very important one.

Each Jungle, like each world in "Minecraft," is different. Some are filled with caves, lakes, and features that make your own different from everybody else’s. Go find yourself a Jungle Biome and do something creative with it.