What Animals And Plants Live In The Serengeti?


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The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in Africa is home to several unusual plant and animal species. One of the strangest plant species is the Acacia Tree. These grow freely in some parts of the Serengeti; they are small and sturdy and can survive both drought and savannah fires. Their seeds are extremely resistant to damage and can sprout even though they have been charred by strong fire.

The Serengeti is also home to vast herds of herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra and Thompson's gazelle. Others include hippos, elephants, giraffes, sitatungas, warthogs, reedbuck and black rhinos, which are an endangered species.

These grazing animals provide rich pickings for the carnivores that live on the plains – lions, spotted hyenas, hunting dogs, wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs are all part of the food web in the park. Other mammals include two species of otter, seven species of mongoose and seven species of primate, including the vervet monkey. In addition there are more than 350 species of birds.

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