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For other uses, see Jungle (disambiguation).

A jungle.

A jungle is a lush warm biome full of dense vegetation. Jungles are somewhat uncommon biomes, usually are expansive in size, and generate in areas with high humidity values, usually next to regular forests. It has a total of three variants.

Description[]

Jungles are mostly heavily forested, rivaling the dark forests in tree density. Unlike the short and thick trees of the dark forest, jungle trees can grow tall, and are the tallest trees in the game, with the tallest of them being well over 30 blocks in height. Large and balloon oak trees may also grow within the tall jungle trees, and "bushes" made of oak leaves‌[Java Edition only][1] or jungle leaves and a single log‌[Bedrock Edition only] grow on the floor of the jungle, which frequently obstruct view of the bright 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 jungle edge biomes.

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. Single shoots of bamboo may generate in the jungle as well. Additionally, the parrot, ocelot, and panda mobs exclusively spawn in jungle biomes, and chickens spawn at higher rates compared to other biomes.‌[Java Edition only] Occasionally, a jungle pyramid may generate within the foliage; as they 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. Additionally, 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, maze-like foliage can easily get a player lost without some sort of trail marker, such as torches, and clearing the 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 hostile mobs. Cocoa beans and melons can also be farmed for dye, food, trading, and other such purposes.

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.

Fishing[]

In jungles, only cod and salmon may be caught during fishing in Bedrock Edition. Otherwise, bamboo and cocoa beans can also be collected as junk.

Variants[]

For variants exist before 1.18, see Biome/Before 1.18.

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

Jungle[]

Jungle
Jungle.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Uncommon

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids

Blocks

Grass Block
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves
Melon
Bamboo

Grass color


 #59C93C

Foliage color


 #30BB0B

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #14A2C5
[BE only]

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

In Java Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
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
Sheep121202–3
Pig101201–3
Chicken101202–4
Cow81202–3
Parrot401201–2
Panda101201–2
Ocelot301201–2
Hostile category
Spider100496.251
Zombie95496.252–4
Zombie Villager5496.252–4
Skeleton80496.251–2
Creeper100496.251
Slime[note 1]100496.251
Enderman10496.251–2
Witch5496.251
Spider Jockey1496.251
Chicken Jockey0.25496.251
Ambient category
Bat10102
  1. Spawn attempt succeeds only in slime chunks.


Sparse Jungle[]

Sparse Jungle
Jungle Edge.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Uncommon

Temperature

0.95

Blocks

Grass Block
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves
Melon

Grass color


 #64C73F

Foliage color


 #3EB80F

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #0D8AE3
[BE only]

The jungle edge[Bedrock Edition only] or sparse jungle[Java Edition only] biome is a sparser variation of the jungle. Trees still 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], but jungle pyramids do not generate here.

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, jungle edges 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

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Rare

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
Melon

Grass color


 #59C93C

Foliage color


 #30BB0B

Water color


 #3F76E4
[JE only]

 #14A2C5
[BE only]

The bamboo jungle variant 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. Additionally, all 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, including pandas, may spawn here. Pandas have a higher spawn rate in bamboo jungle than in regular jungle. Jungle pyramids may spawn here in Java Edition, whereas in Bedrock Edition, there are no jungle pyramids.

In Java Edition :

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

In Bedrock Edition :

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Passive category
Sheep121502–3
Pig101501–3
Chicken101502–4
Cow81502–3
Parrot401501–2
Panda401501–2
Ocelot301501–2


Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationTranslation key
Junglejunglebiome.minecraft.jungle
Sparse Junglesparse_junglebiome.minecraft.sparse_jungle
Bamboo Junglebamboo_junglebiome.minecraft.bamboo_jungle

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric 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 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 1Jungle 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
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