What Is a Savannah?

A giraffe’s long neck allows it to eat leaves, seeds, and fruits that other animals can’t reach.
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A savannah is a large area covered with dry grass and some trees. Savannahs are found in the middle of Africa. There are two seasons in the savannah: A rainy season and a dry season. The temperature in the savannah is usually between 75 and 95° F (24 – 35° C).

The grass on a savannah can grow more than six feet (2 m) high. Grass is the main food for a herd of animals such as zebras, buffalo, wildebeests, and gazelles. Meat eaters, such as lions and cheetahs, hunt the larger animals.