African Savanna

Close-up photo of a giraffe at the Audubon Zoo.

Visit the animals of the African Savanna on your visit to Audubon Zoo.

Visit a zebra, splash around Monkey Hill or feed a giraffe in the Zoo's African Savanna exhibit. Did you know a giraffe's tongue is 21 inches long and it's purple—the purple color helps prevent sunburn!

Be sure to visit the African Painted Dogs now home to ten new puppies born this fall. The pups, the first ever born at Audubon Zoo, are the offspring of first-time parents: Sienna, 4 and Pax, 9 and were born on September 11, 2016. At first, the family bonded in their indoor den but now they have brought all of their activity outdoors.