9 Unique Animals That Live In The Savanna

Giraffes, at 14 or 19 feet, are the tallest mammals. Their height and 21-inch tongues help them reach higher food. Dark, glue-like saliva protects their tongues from sun and thorns.


Leopard tortoises prefer arid grasslands. Black marks on yellow shells. Leopard-like appearance matches savanna grasses. Large sacs store water for dry savannas.

Leopard tortoise

White rhinoceroses are 5 to 6 feet tall and 3,000 to 7,900 pounds. Strong skin and savannah scent characterise these animals. Horns deter predators.

White Rhinoceros 

Nile crocodiles wait for prey in freshwater holes. These brownish-green predators eat any meat. Humans threaten them. It consumes humans.

Nile crocodiles

Fearful black mambas turn bluish-black. This venomous snake is aggressive and fast (12.5 mph). 14-foot poisonous snakes are second-longest.

 Black Mamba

Grant's gazelle is a common savanna herbivore and predator prey. Both sexes have black horns. These creatures thrive in arid savanna areas by obtaining water from their diet.

Grant's gazelle

African carnivores include spotted hyenas. Hyenas are hunters and scavengers, making food simpler to find. Their big heart gives them hunting endurance. Like watering holes.

Spotted hyenas

Savanna ostriches. Fast-running nonflying birds. They lay the world's largest eggs and can run 43.5 mph. Strong legs and feet help them dodge predators. Their non-flying wings help them run.

Common Ostrich

Medium-sized, nocturnal caracals have lengthy ears. These cats have adapted to survive in the savannah by: Ear tufts help them hide in tall grasses and find prey.


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