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What will you spot on the Savanna Cam today? Streaming live from the zoo’s award-winning African Savanna, the cam looks north over the exhibit plains from the African school house. Here you'll find the zoo’s giraffe, oryx, zebra, gazelle and ostrich, a mixed community of species that are naturally found together in the dry grasslands of Africa.

The camera runs 24/7 and the best viewing is from dawn 'til dusk.

Look for highlights on the savanna including:

Giraffe calf Misawa

Though he towers over the grazers around him, nearly one-year-old giraffe calf Misawa is notably smaller than his mother Olivia and aunt Tufani. Look for the giraffes to be stretching tall to browse from tree-top feeders throughout the exhibit. On days of inclement weather, the giraffes can more likely be found in their heated barn, better viewed through the Giraffe Barn Cam.

Feeding behaviors

It’s three square meals a day for us, but for the grazers of the African Savanna, they are surrounded by an all-day buffet. Look for the zebra, oryx and gazelle to be grazing from the grasses throughout the day. As each prefers something a little different—taller grass for some, shoots and short grass for others—they can share their meals without competition.

Highlights from the savanna cam


African Wildlife Conservation

The mix of species out on the savanna hints at the incredible biodiversity of African wildlife. With support from visitors and members like you, Woodland Park Zoo collaborates with a variety of conservation organizations that share one mission: to protect the endangered native species of Africa and preserve their habitats.

From saving the tiny Egyptian tortoise to the enormous African elephant, catch up with the conservation collaborators we work with through the zoo's Partners for Wildlife and Wildlife Survival Fund programs:

Partners for Wildlife

Creating living landscapes for wildlife and people


Location: Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo
Focal species: Western lowland gorilla

The Mbeli Bai Study was established with the goal of providing research on the population dynamics and demography of western gorillas to formulate effective conservation strategies.



Location: Northern Tanzania
Focal species: African elephants 

This program works on identifying and protecting wildlife migration corridors and dispersal areas outside of the wildlife parks where African elephants roam in search of food, shelter and mates. 


Wildlife Survival Fund

Investing in endangered species before it's too late.

Projects across Africa include:

  • Amphibians of Andasibe

  • AZA Ape Tag Conservation Initiative

  • Bat Conservation International

  • Cheetah Conservation Fund

  • Colobus Conservation Ltd.

  • Egyptian Tortoise Conservation Program

  • International Elephant Foundation

  • Ruaha Carnivore Project

  • Sahara Conservation Fund’s Saharan Red-Necked Ostrich Recovery

  • Turtle Survival Alliance


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