Minecraft Biomes Explained: Jungle Biome!

What lies in Minecraft's awesome Jungle Biome? Let's find out!

Since Minecraft’s original release, many new Biomes have been introduced to the game. These Biomes oftentimes confuse players with new and exciting features. These features can come in the form of mobs, new blocks, structures, items, and other various things along those lines. When players see these new Biomes for the first time, they can easily be very hesitant in experimenting with the environment, as it may or may not have repercussions.

In this article, we will be discussing one of Minecraft’s largest and diverse Biomes, the Jungle. With various mobs, structures, and other interesting tidbits, the Jungle Biome can be an extremely interesting place. Many secrets lie in the Jungle, so let’s head out and see what we can find below the canopy!

Location

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, have a higher chance of spawning near Desert Biomes. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will always find a Jungle Biome near a Desert, but usually, it does mean the opposite. Jungle Biomes are considered to be a rare occurrence within 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.

The Trees

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

Generally, the Large Jungle Trees are three times taller. Not only are the Large Jungle Tree variants three times taller, they are also twice as large in terms of width. Having a base composed of four blocks that extend 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. With these trees being able to extend as tall as 30 blocks high, at a very high estimate (assuming there are no blocks missing from the tree’s trunk) these trees can presumably hold anywhere near 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 created by the player. Treehouses in the Jungle can essentially go on forever, primarily due to the Biome’s rich environment in terms of resources and trees to (pun completely intended) branch off of. 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. As to be expected, the Jungle Wood Planks have no special attributes other than its specific color. This wood, like all Planks, can be turned into various tools and items used in specific recipes. Jungle Wood Planks can create color/variant specific versions of items like Doors, Boats, or Stairs.

While this isn’t necessarily a variant of the Jungle Tree, it should be noted here. When walking around the Jungle, you will see Leaf Blocks scattered on the floor, usually in the pattern of the tops of trees. While they are in the shape of the tops of trees, they 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 on the floor 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 various forms. These forms are the regular Jungle Biome, the Mountainous Jungle Biome, the Jungle Edge Biome, and the Mountainous Jungle Edge Biome. Normally, you will very rarely see the Jungle Edge variants of the Biome, but they are hardly noticeable as Jungles when you do see them. Rather than being dense, they are fairly baron, 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 it’s normal version. Jungle Biomes are already a deathtrap waiting to happen, primarily due to the height of the trees. Mountainous Jungle Biomes puts the scale of height extremely higher. 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 an idea to support yourself in air to Survive.

Ocelots

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 ran away, the player must stop and stay where he is, allowing the Ocelot to come to the player and let the player feed it. If provoked, scared, or jumped at the Ocelot will run away and will the player will have to repeat the process. This shy to human mob will make a great addition to your adventuring team, as Ocelots will scare away Creepers that will attempt to sneak up on an unsuspecting player.

Jungle Temples

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 of dispenser’s for 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. Containing tripwires that the player can accidentally step on to activate a trap, the Jungle Temple is a force to not reckon with.

Cocoa Beans

If you’re one of the very few people in this world who dislikes chocolate, you may find yourself staying away from this strange looking plant. If you love the delicious substance, however, you’ll probably take as much as you can and fill your virtual belly with it later. Exclusive to the Jungle Biome, Cocoa plants grow on the side 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. The Cocoa plant is able to be broken and harvested by players at it’s final point, which can be used in various crafting recipes for food, altering the color of items, and for whatever other use the player may find for it.

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, rather than to put you at a disadvantage, having to travel back for more wood later.

Melons

While you can find Melon Seeds around your Minecraft world in naturally spawning Chests, Melon blocks will only naturally spawn in Jungle Biomes. If for whatever reason you’re wanting to find Melons, the best place to locate these virtually delicious foods is the Jungle Biome. When found in the Jungle, multiple Melons may be seen together. Melons have plenty of uses and with the addition of them spawning in Jungle Biomes, players are able to do much more as they can locate them at a much faster rate versus looking for the correct Chest around the world.

In Conclusion

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Minecraft’s Jungle Biome is a very interesting place. With trees that seem as high as the sky, Ocelots, and food galore, this Biome is definitely promising. Plenty of good comes out of the Jungle Biome as explained above. With new Biomes being released much more frequently, the Jungle Biome still remains a very important one, being home to many interesting tidbits and exclusive features. If you’re scared of heights in Minecraft, this Biome will surely help you get over them.

Each Jungle, like each world in Minecraft, is different. Some are filled with caves, lakes, and various aspects that make yours different than everybody else’s. Go find yourself a Jungle Biome and do something creative with it. They make a perfect Minecraft home away from Minecraft home.

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