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For other uses, see Jungle (disambiguation).

A jungle is a temperate biome full of dense vegetation which generate in areas with high humidity values, often next to forests. There are three varieties of jungles.

Description[]

Jungles are very forested, rivaling the dark forests in tree density. Many of the grass blocks have grass and ferns. Single shoots of bamboo may generate on the floor as well. Jungle trees can grow tall and are the tallest trees in the game, with the tallest of them being over 30 blocks in height. Large and "balloon" oak trees may also grow within the tall jungle trees. Jungle bushes made of oak leaves[Java Edition only][1] or jungle leaves‌[Bedrock Edition only] and a single log grow on the floor of the jungle, which frequently obstruct view of the light-green grass below. Many of the leaves and logs of both types are covered in vines. Jungles contain varying terrain, from the typical dense foliage of the main jungle biomes to the grassy meadows that form in sparse jungle biomes.

A jungle.

Cocoa pods and melons generate on jungle logs and in patches on the ground, respectively. Melon patches generate somewhat more often than pumpkin patches do in other biomes.

Parrots, ocelots and pandas exclusively spawn in jungle biomes.

A jungle pyramid may generate within the foliage. As these temples are partially made of mossy cobblestone and also covered in vines, they can prove hard to spot from a distance due to the density of the trees. Jungles can generate in most terrain types, from flat areas near sea level to elevated slopes beneath stony peaks.

Survival in jungles can be difficult. While running out of logs is unlikely, obtaining logs can present a challenge due to the heights of jungle trees. Jungle trees are significantly less sustainable compared to other trees, as their leaves drop saplings only 2.5% of the time, compared to 5% for all other trees; this means large jungle trees often drop only enough saplings to regrow them and not plant any new trees, while small jungle trees may not even drop a single sapling. The dense, foliage can easily get a player lost without some sort of trail marker, such as torches, and clearing this maze-like foliage for shelter is no easy task, due to both the heights it can reach and the sheer amount of it. However, parrots can make for useful pets when tamed; ocelots cannot be tamed, but can gain trust. They can repel creepers, while parrots can alert players of nearby monsters. Cocoa beans and melons can also be farmed for dye, food, trading and decoration.

Jungle biomes are significantly more resource-demanding to load and render compared to other biomes. Thus, players exploring in jungles may wish to turn down their graphics settings to avoid lag and FPS drops.[2]The frequency of large jungle trees generated in Bedrock Edition is lower than in Java Edition.

In jungles, cod and salmon are the only fish which may be caught during fishing in Bedrock Edition. Otherwise, bamboo and cocoa beans can also be collected.

Variants[]

For variants that existed before 1.18, see Biome/Before 1.18.

There are three jungle biome variants: jungle, sparse jungle and bamboo jungle. There are four removed variants: jungle hills, modified jungle, modified jungle edge and bamboo jungle hills in previous versions.

Jungle[]

Jungle
Jungle.png
Type

Temperate

Rarity

Common

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids

Blocks

Grass Block
Fern
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves[JE only]
Melon
Bamboo

Grass color


 #59C93C

Foliage color


 #30BB0B

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #14A2C5
[BE only]

The standard biome variant feature ferns, the distinctive large jungle trees and dense foliage across the ground. Jungle pyramids may generate in this biome, and ocelots, parrots and pandas may spawn here.

In Java Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Underground water creature category
Glow Squid10102–4
Passive category
Sheep12474
Pig10474
Chicken10474
Cow8474
Parrot4471–2
Panda1471–2
Ocelot2471–3
Hostile category
Spider100516.254
Zombie95516.254
Zombie Villager5516.251
Skeleton100516.254
Creeper100516.254
Slime[note 1]100516.254
Enderman10516.251–4
Witch5516.251
Spider Jockey1516.251
Chicken Jockey0.25516.251
Ambient category
Bat10108
  1. Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.

In Bedrock Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Passive category
Sheep121302–3
Pig101301–3
Chicken101302–4
Cow81302–3
Parrot401301–2
Panda101301–2
Ocelot301301–2
Glow Squid101302–4
Hostile category
Spider994951
Zombie94.254952–4
Zombie Villager54952–4
Skeleton804951–2
Creeper1004951
Slime[note 1]1004951
Enderman104951–2
Witch54951
Spider Jockey14951
Chicken Jockey0.754951
Ambient category
Bat10102
  1. Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.


Sparse Jungle[]

Sparse Jungle
Jungle Edge.png
Type

Temperate

Rarity

Common

Temperature

0.95

Blocks

Grass Block
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves[JE only]
Melon

Grass color


 #64C73F

Foliage color


 #3EB80F

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #0D8AE3
[BE only]

The sparse jungle or jungle edge biome is a sparser variation of the jungle. Trees generate here, though at significantly lower rates than the main jungle, roughly comparable to the rate of trees in the savanna biome, additionally only small jungle trees generate in this biome. The grass still takes on a bright green color, though slightly less vibrant than the main jungle. Ocelots, parrots and pandas may spawn in this biome‌[Bedrock Edition only], and chickens spawn here more often than in other jungle variants‌[Java Edition only]. Jungle pyramids do not generate here.[3]

In Java Edition, Sparse jungles use the same mob spawning chances as jungles for ambient categories. As for the others:

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Hostile category
Spider100516.254
Zombie95516.254
Zombie Villager5516.251
Skeleton100516.254
Creeper100516.254
Slime[note 1]100516.254
Enderman10516.251–4
Witch5516.251
Spider Jockey1516.251
Chicken Jockey0.25516.251
Passive category
Sheep12504
Pig10504
Chicken10504
Cow8504
Chicken10504
  1. Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.

In Bedrock Edition, sparse jungle use the same mob spawning chances as jungles.

Bamboo Jungle[]

"Bamboo Jungle" redirects here. For the plant, see Bamboo.
Bamboo Jungle
Bamboo Jungle.png
Type

Temperate

Rarity

Uncommon

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids[Java Edition only] N/A‌[Bedrock and Education editions only]

Blocks

Grass Block
Podzol
Bamboo
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Oak Log
Oak Leaves[JE only]
Melon

Grass color


 #59C93C

Foliage color


 #30BB0B

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #14A2C5
[BE only]

The bamboo jungle generates in large patches within regular jungles. Trees are much less dense in this variant than in the main jungle, comparable to the sparse jungle, but boasts countless amounts of bamboo across its landscape. Some swaths of grass blocks are replaced with podzol, similarly to old growth taigas. Naturally-generated trees are large variants; only 2×2 jungle trees and large, branching oak trees may generate, though many of the oaks are simply small "balloon" oaks. Trees planted and grown by the player can be any size. All jungle-exclusive mobs spawn here. Pandas have a higher spawn rate in bamboo jungle than in regular jungle. Jungle pyramids may spawn here in Java Edition, whereas there are no jungle pyramids in Bedrock Edition.

In Java Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Passive category
Sheep121604
Pig101604
Chicken101604
Cow81604
Parrot401601–2
Panda801601–2

In Bedrock Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Passive category
Sheep121602–3
Pig101601–3
Chicken101602–4
Cow81602–3
Parrot401601–2
Panda401601–2
Ocelot301601–2
Glow Squid101602–4


Sounds[]

Music[]

These music tracks play while the player is in the Jungle or in the Bamboo Jungle

Filename
in Minecraft
Gameplay Soundtrack Title Soundtrack Track preview Weight
piano1.ogg The Overworld "Dry Hands" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 12 1
piano2.ogg The Overworld "Wet Hands" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 13 1
piano3.ogg The Overworld "Mice on Venus" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 11 1
hal1.ogg The Overworld "Subwoofer Lullaby" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 3 1
hal2.ogg The Overworld "Living Mice" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 5 1
hal3.ogg The Overworld "Haggstrom" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 7 1
hal4.ogg The Overworld "Danny" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 21 1
calm1.ogg The Overworld "Minecraft" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 8 1
calm2.ogg The Overworld "Clark" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 14 1
calm3.ogg The Overworld "Sweden" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 18 1
nuance1.ogg The Overworld "Key" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 1 1
nuance2.ogg The Overworld "Oxygène" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 9 1
left_to_bloom.ogg Lush Caves, Meadow, and the Overworld "Left to Bloom" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 4 1
one_more_day.ogg Lush Caves, Meadow, Snowy Slopes, Frozen Peaks, and the Overworld "One More Day" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 6 1
comforting_memories.ogg Grove and the Overworld "Comforting Memories" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 9 1
floating_dream.ogg Lush Caves, Jagged Peaks, and the Overworld "Floating Dream" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 8 1
aerie.ogg Lush Caves, Forest, Dark Forest, Birch Forest, Jungle, Swamp, Old Growth Taiga "Aerie" Minecraft: The Wild Update (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 2 1
firebugs.ogg Lush Caves, Forest, Dark Forest, Birch Forest, Jungle, Swamp, Old Growth Taiga "Firebugs" Minecraft: The Wild Update (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 1 1
labyrinthine.ogg Lush Caves, Forest, Dark Forest, Birch Forest, Jungle, Swamp, Old Growth Taiga "Labyrinthine" Minecraft: The Wild Update (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 3 1

These music tracks play while the player is in the Sparse Jungle

Filename
in Minecraft
Gameplay Soundtrack Title Soundtrack Track preview Weight
piano1.ogg The Overworld "Dry Hands" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 12 1
piano2.ogg The Overworld "Wet Hands" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 13 1
piano3.ogg The Overworld "Mice on Venus" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 11 1
hal1.ogg The Overworld "Subwoofer Lullaby" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 3 1
hal2.ogg The Overworld "Living Mice" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 5 1
hal3.ogg The Overworld "Haggstrom" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 7 1
hal4.ogg The Overworld "Danny" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 21 1
calm1.ogg The Overworld "Minecraft" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 8 1
calm2.ogg The Overworld "Clark" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 14 1
calm3.ogg The Overworld "Sweden" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 18 1
nuance1.ogg The Overworld "Key" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 1 1
nuance2.ogg The Overworld "Oxygène" Minecraft - Volume Alpha No. 9 1
left_to_bloom.ogg Lush Caves, Meadow, and the Overworld "Left to Bloom" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 4 1
one_more_day.ogg Lush Caves, Meadow, Snowy Slopes, Frozen Peaks, and the Overworld "One More Day" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 6 1
comforting_memories.ogg Grove and the Overworld "Comforting Memories" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 9 1
floating_dream.ogg Lush Caves, Jagged Peaks, and the Overworld "Floating Dream" Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs (Original Game Soundtrack) No. 8 1

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierTranslation key
Junglejunglebiome.minecraft.jungle
Sparse Junglesparse_junglebiome.minecraft.sparse_jungle
Bamboo Junglebamboo_junglebiome.minecraft.bamboo_jungle

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID
[No displayed name]jungle21
[No displayed name]jungle_edge23
[No displayed name]bamboo_jungle168

History[]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewAdded true biomes, including the rain forest.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseRemoved rainforests as part of a biome overhaul.
Java Edition
1.2.1January 18, 2012Jens Bergensten tweeted a teaser screenshot of a new jungle biome.
January 19, 2012Jens tweeted another jungle screenshot, showcasing the bright green foliage.
12w03aJungle biome officially added.
12w04aOcelots were introduced, which spawn only in jungles.
1.3.112w19aAdded cocoa pods, which generate on jungle trees.
12w22aAdded jungle pyramids, which can generate in all jungle variants.
1.7.213w36aJungle Edge, Jungle M and Jungle Edge M variant biomes added, along with many other biomes.
Melons can now generate in all jungle variants.
Jungle biomes have been made much rarer.
1.1217w13aAdded parrots, which spawn only in jungles.
1.1318w16aRenamed JungleHills to Jungle Hills.
Renamed JungleEdge to Jungle Edge.
Renamed Jungle M to Mutated Jungle.
Renamed JungleEdge M to Mutated Jungle Edge.
18w19aRenamed Mutated Jungle to Modified Jungle.
Renamed Mutated Jungle Edge to Modified Jungle Edge.
pre5Changed the ID mutated_jungle to modified_jungle.
Changed the ID mutated_jungle_edge to modified_jungle_edge.
1.1418w43aAdded Bamboo Jungle and Bamboo Jungle Hills variant biomes.
Added bamboo, which can rarely grow within normal jungles and extensively grow in bamboo jungles.
Added pandas, which can spawn in jungles.
19w06aJungle pyramids can now generate in bamboo jungles.
1.18Experimental Snapshot 1Jungles are common again
Jungle hills, modified jungles, jungle edges, modified jungle edges and bamboo jungle hills no longer generate naturally.
experimental snapshot 5Jungle edge biomes are able to generate once again.
21w40a"Jungle Edge" has been renamed to "Sparse Jungle".
The ID "jungle_edge" has been changed to "sparse_jungle".
The jungle hills, modified jungle, modified jungle edge and bamboo jungle hills biomes have been removed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1Added jungle biomes and their variants.
Melons can now generate in all jungle variants.
v0.12.1build 1Ocelots can now spawn in jungles.
v0.15.0build 1Added jungle pyramids.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added parrots, which spawn only in jungles.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Added pandas to jungles.
Changed fishing loot in jungles. Only raw cod and raw salmon can be caught as fish, while bamboo and cocoa bean can now be caught as a fishing item.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Added bamboo jungles, which are available only through Experimental Gameplay.
Bamboo shoots now rarely generate within jungle biomes.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Fully implemented bamboo jungle, no longer under experimental gameplay.
Caves & Cliffs (experimental)beta 1.17.30.23Jungle hills, modified jungles, jungle edges, modified jungle edges and bamboo jungle hills no longer generate naturally.
beta 1.17.40.20Jungle edge biomes are able to generate once again.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.00 Patch 11.0.1Added rain forests, which are similar to the modern jungle biomes.
TU5Removed rain forests as part of a biome overhaul.
TU12Added jungle biomes, along with ocelots.
TU14 1.04 Added jungle pyramids.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Added Jungle M and Jungle Edge M variants, along with many other biomes.
Melons may now generate in all jungle variants.
TU54CU44 1.52 Patch 241.0.4Added parrots, which spawn exclusively in jungles.

Gallery[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. MC-156133 – resolved as "Works As Intended"
  2. MC-148095
  3. MC-238558 – resolved as "Works As Intended"
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