The cheetah is the fastest land mammal, reaching 60 to 70 mph. This quickness and eyesight enable them hunt in the savanna. Their speckled coat blends in with dry, long grasses when hunting.


Nocturnal caracals have big ears. These cats can spend long periods without drinking and have low upper eyelids to block the sun.


Meller's chameleons are green with black dots and yellow stripes. They change colour to communicate, adapt to stress, or disguise. These reptiles' 20-inch tongues let them ambush prey.

Meller’s Chameleon

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

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 Hyena

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

Nile Crocodiles wait for prey in freshwater holes. These clever predators eat almost any flesh. 15-feet-long and brownish-green. Humans threaten them. It consumes humans.

Nile Crocodiles

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.


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

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