Minecraft Jungle Biomes Explained

How to find a Jungle in Minecraft and what to expect

Jungles are one of the largest and most diverse biomes in Minecraft. Here's how to find a Jungle in Minecraft and what you can expect when you get there.

Information in this article applies to all versions of Minecraft including Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

How to Find a Jungle in Minecraft

Jungles are considered to be a rare occurrence in the game. Like most biomes in Minecraft, Jungles have no set location, but they generally have a higher chance of spawning near Savannas, Mesas, and Desert biomes. Jungles are immediately noticeable due to the large number of tall trees. These trees will almost completely cover the roof of the Jungle with their leaves.

You can locate the exact coordinates of Jungle biomes using an external tool called Biome Finder.

Jungle biome in Minecraft

Jungle Trees

Jungle trees can grow up to 30 blocks high and are typically covered in vines that players can climb. The largest Jungle trees have a base composed of four blocks that extends upwards, so you can collect 120 blocks of wood from a single tree. Jungle trees also make ideal bases for a treehouses.

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 their color. Like all Planks, they can be turned into various tools and items, so you can create color variations of items like Doors, Boats, or Stairs.

Jungle Trees in Minecraft

Jungle Types

Jungles biomes come in different variations:

  • Regular Jungle
  • Jungle Hills
  • Jungle Edge
  • Bamboo Jungles

While regular Jungle biomes are dangerous, Jungle Hills are even worse. While in a Jungle Hill, it's best to stay crouched down on the ground until you have a way to support yourself in the ​air. In the Edge variants of the Jungle biome, the trees are smaller and further apart. Bamboo Jungles a mini-biomes that occur within regular Jungles where the trees are smaller and you're more likely to encounter pandas.

Jungle Ocelots

Ocelots are only obtainable in the Jungle biome. Although they are difficult to find due to the density of the trees and bushes, Ocelots are definitely worth the search as they will scare away Creepers that attempt to sneak up on you.

To catch an Ocelot, slowly approach the animal with an uncooked fish. After the mob has noticed you and doesn't run away, stop and stay where you are. Allow the Ocelot to approach and then feed it to gain its trust.

An Ocelot in Minecraft

Jungle Temples

Some Jungle biomes are home to mysterious structures created out of Mossy Cobblestone and Chiseled Stone Bricks. These Jungle Temples are filled with traps, puzzles, and plenty of treasure. Inside you will find items such as Arrows, Bones, Rotten Flesh, Saddles, Enchanted Books, Iron Horse Armor, Iron Ingots, Gold Horse Armor, Gold Ingots, Diamond Horse Armor, Diamonds, and Emeralds.

A Jungle Temple in Minecraft

Jungle Plants

Cocoa plants are exclusive to the Jungle biome and grow on the sides of Jungle Trees. The Cocoa plant has three forms: a small green form, a medium sized yellow-orange form, and a ready-to-harvest dark orange-brown form. Harvested Cocoa can be used in crafting recipes for food, altering the color of items, and more. 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 should bring a few pieces of Jungle Wood with you.

While you can find Melon Seeds in other parts of Minecraft, Melon blocks only spawn naturally in Jungle biomes.

Cocoa beans on a Jungle tree in Minecraft