Jungle

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The jungle is a lush, green biome full of dense plant life. Jungles typically generate near warm biomes, such as deserts and savannas. It has a total of seven variants.

Description[edit]

Jungles are mostly heavily forested, rivaling the Dark Forests in tree density. Unlike the short and thick trees of the dark forest, however, jungle trees can grow very high, and are the tallest trees in the game, with the tallest of them being well over 30 blocks in height. Oak trees may also grow within the tall jungle trees, and "bushes" made of oak/jungle leaves and a single log 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.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14] Additionally, the parrot, ocelot and panda[upcoming: JE 1.14] mobs exclusively spawn in jungle biomes, and chickens spawn at higher rates compared to other biomes‌[Java and Legacy Console editions 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. Jungle terrain is mildly hilly, not unlike the Forest biomes, but is exacerbated by the bushes that generate on the floor. Additionally, jungles may generate unique, shallow lakes that are much larger than the typical small ponds found in other biomes, just like forests do.

Survival in jungles can prove to be very difficult. While running out of log likely won't ever be a problem, obtaining said log can, due to the heights that jungle trees can grow to. Additionally, jungle trees are significantly less sustainable compared to other trees, as their leaves only drop saplings 2.5% of the time, compared to 5% for all other trees; this means large jungle trees often only drop 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 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 are difficult to tame, but can be tamed. 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, particularly Jungle Hills and Modified Jungle variants. Thus, players exploring in jungles may wish to turn down their graphics settings to avoid lag and FPS drops.

Fishing[edit]

In jungles, only cod and salmon may be caught during fishing. Bamboo can also be collected as junk.

Variants[edit]

There are seven jungle biome variants; making jungles the most diverse biomes.

Jungle[edit]

Jungle
Jungle.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Rare

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids

Blocks

Grass Block
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves
Melon
Bamboo[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Data value

dec: 21 hex: 15 bin: 10101

Biome ID
jungle

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 panda[Bedrock Edition only], spawn here.

Jungle Hills[edit]

Jungle Hills
Jungle Hills.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Rare

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids

Blocks

Grass Block
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves
Melon
Bamboo[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Data value

dec: 22 hex: 16 bin: 10110

Biome ID
jungle_hills

Similar to the Wooded Hills biome, the Jungle Hills biome features steeper terrain, making it a more difficult variant of the already difficult jungle for survival purposes. Ocelots, parrots, and pandas‌[Bedrock Edition only] spawn here and jungle pyramids may still generate here.

Modified Jungle[edit]

Modified Jungle
Modified Jungle.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Very rare

Temperature

0.95

Blocks

Grass Block
Vines
Jungle Log
Jungle Leaves
Cocoa
Oak Log
Oak Leaves
Melon
Bamboo[upcoming: JE 1.14]

Data value

dec: 149 hex: 95 bin: 10010101

Biome ID
modified_jungle

The rare Modified Jungle variant features much more mountainous terrain, being taller and steeper than jungle hills. The heights, combined with the thick foliage, renders the ground below almost entirely out of sight. This is among one of the most difficult biomes for survival, as the tall mountains being combined with very high tree density renders the landscape almost entirely unsuitable for shelter. Ocelots, parrots, and panda‌[Bedrock Edition only] may spawn in this biome, but jungle pyramids do not generate here.

Jungle Edge[edit]

Jungle Edge
Jungle Edge.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Rare

Temperature

0.95

Blocks

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

Data value

dec: 23 hex: 17 bin: 10111

Biome ID
jungle_edge

The Jungle Edge biome is a technical biome, intended to be a smooth transition from other biomes to the main 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. The grass still takes on a very bright green color, though slightly less vibrant than the main jungle. Jungle edges do not entirely border a jungle, however; they may be replaced by rivers or beaches, omitted entirely when jungles border forests or taigas (though not their variants), or widened when jungles border swamps. Ocelots, parrots, and pandas‌[Bedrock Edition only] may spawn in this biome, but jungle pyramids do not generate here.

Modified Jungle Edge[edit]

Modified Jungle Edge
Modified Jungle Edge.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Rarest biome in Minecraft (Almost not available)

Temperature

0.95

Blocks

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

Data value

dec: 151 hex: 97 bin: 10010111

Biome ID
modified_jungle_edge

The extremely rare Modified Jungle Edge variant only generates in strict conditions, and is the rarest biome in the game, covering only a few millionths of the Overworld by area (the very rare Mushroom Fields biome covers about a thousandth, for comparison). In order for modified jungle edges to generate, a Swamp Hills biome must generate right outside the edge of the jungle. This results in a double-layered transition, with a thin normal Jungle Edge bordering the swamp hills, and the modified jungle edge bordering the jungle. As both jungles and swamp hills are already rare, and even more rarely do they generate bordering each other, the conditions for a modified jungle edge to generate are extremely rarely met. When they actually do manage to generate, they are often only a few hundred blocks in length, making them one of the smallest biomes as well. Modified jungle edges feature the same smooth transition and lowered tree density that regular jungle edges have, though with more mountainous terrain and occasional overhangs. Ocelots, parrots, and pandas‌[Bedrock Edition only] may spawn in this biome, but jungle pyramids do not generate here.

Bedrock Edition variants[edit]

The following variants have been fully released in Bedrock Edition, but only appear in 1.14 snapshots in Java Edition.

Bamboo Jungle[edit]

Bamboo Jungle
Bamboo Jungle.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Rare

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids[Java Edition only]

Blocks

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

Data value

dec: 168 hex: A8 bin: 10101000

Biome ID
bamboo_jungle

The Bamboo Jungle variant‌[Java and Bedrock editions only][upcoming: JE 1.14] generates in large patches within regular jungles. Trees are much less dense in this variant than in the main jungle, comparable to the Jungle Edge, but boasts countless amounts of bamboo across its landscape. Swaths of grass blocks are replaced with podzol, similarly to giant tree 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. In Bedrock Edition pandas have a higher spawn rate in bamboo jungle than in regular jungle. Jungle pyramids may spawn here in Java Edition.

Bamboo Jungle Hills[edit]

Bamboo Jungle Hills
Bamboo Jungle Hills.png
Type

Medium/Lush

Rarity

Very Rare

Temperature

0.95

Structures

Jungle pyramids[Java Edition only]

Blocks

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

Data value

dec: 169 hex: A9 bin: 10101001

Biome ID
bamboo_jungle_hills

The Bamboo Jungle Hills variant‌[Java and Bedrock editions only][upcoming: JE 1.14] is similar to the bamboo jungle, though with steeper terrain just like the regular Jungle Hills variant. Large amounts of bamboo cover the landscape, and patches of podzol replace grass blocks. Naturally-generated trees are always large variants, like in the bamboo jungle. Jungle pyramids may also spawn here in Java Edition.

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewAdded true biomes, including the Rain Forest.
Java Edition Beta
1.8?Removed 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 can only spawn in jungles.
1.3.112w22aAdded 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.
1.1217w13aAdded parrots, which can only spawn 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.
Upcoming Java Edition
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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0build 1Added jungle biomes and their variants.
Melons can now generate in all jungle variants.
0.12.1build 1Ocelots can now spawn in jungles.
0.15.0build 1Added jungle pyramids.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Added parrots, which only spawn 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 can now be caught as a fishing item.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Added bamboo jungles, which are only available through Experimental Gameplay.
Bamboo shoots will now rarely generate within jungle biomes.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Fully implemented bamboo jungle, no longer under experimental gameplay.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1Added rain forests, which are similar to the modern jungle biomes.
TU5Removed rain forests as part of a biome overhaul.
TU12CU11.00Patch 11.0.1Added jungle biomes, along with ocelots.
TU141.04Added jungle pyramids.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Added Jungle M and Jungle Edge M variants, along with many other biomes.
Melons may now generate in all jungle variants.
TU54CU441.52Patch 241.0.4Added parrots, which will exclusively spawn in jungles.

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