The tallest mammals on Earth, these animals can grow to 19 feet tall! “Even the giraffe’s tongue is long! The 21-inch (53-centimeter) tongue helps them pluck tasty morsels from branches,” (NatGeo). Explore more African wildlife and giraffes here.
“Found mostly in open and partially open savannah, cheetahs rely on tall grasses for camouflage when hunting. They are diurnal (more active in the day) animals and hunt mostly during the late morning or early evening. Only half of the chases, which last from 20 – 60 seconds, are successful. Cheetahs are also typically solitary
“There are five different species of baboons. [Four of the five live in African savannas.] Baboons are some of the world’s largest monkeys, and males of different species average from 33 to 82 pounds… Like other Old World monkeys, baboons do not have prehensile (gripping) tails. But they can and do climb trees to sleep, eat,
As Pumbaa laments in the Lion King, the warthog is so misunderstood! Though warthogs appear ferocious, they are basically grazers. They eat grasses and plants, and also use their snouts to dig or “root” for roots or bulbs. …Warthogs are members of the same family as domestic pigs, but present a much different appearance. These
From the hunted (zebra) to the hunter, for the lions that roam the Serengeti “life spans tend to be short… An adult male lion, if he’s lucky and durable, might attain the advanced age of 12 in the wild. Adult females can live longer, even to 19,” (NatGeo). Did You Know: Female lions are the pride’s