African Excitement Awaits!
Grasslands Africa! is home to the world's....
- largest and most powerful terrestrial mammal - the elephant
- tallest mammal - the giraffe
- largest bird - the ostrich
Visitors will find a giant, 30-foot tall Baobab tree equipped with misters and vines located between African elephants and giraffe. One ancient hallow Baobab tree in Zimbabwe was so large, that 40 people could find shelter inside its trunk. Baobabs have also been used as shops, a prison, houses, storage barns and shelters throughout Africa.
Located between Safari Grill and Mildred's Place
Opened August 2002
Made Possible by Scott Niswonger
Home to African elephants, giraffe, zebra, eland, weaverbirds, greater kudu, common waterbuck and Thomson's gazelle.
30-foot tall Baobab tree equipped with misters and vines
Stokely African Elephant Preserve
Rocks for scratching
Multiple viewing areas
Land Rover photo opportunity and play feature
About the Animals:
Grasslands Africa is home to various animals native to the grasslands of Africa including giraffe, eland, zebra, greater kudu, common waterbuck, Thomson's gazelle and African elephants. Each animal has special adaptations which enable it to survive. Elephants have large ears that keep them cool when fanned, zebras have striped patterns that confuse their predators, and giraffe have long necks so they can eat from high branches.
Tips When Visiting:
Be sure to check out the multiple viewing areas to see all of the animals featured in Grasslands Africa!