The Fort Worth has now opened their new African Savanna. We took a day trip over to explore so we can share this photo tour with you.
African Savanna at Fort Worth Zoo
We were thrilled to experience the zoo’s new 10-acre African Savanna, which included a mixed-species space, giraffe feeding, underwater hippo viewing, multiple yards for southern black rhinos and exotic bird aviaries.
You forget how big these guys are until you see them up close. The strength and power they have is just amazing. With their new habitat, you can get a much better view than before.
In with the giraffes, you will find these beautiful zebras all hanging out together in a natural habitat. These two zebras were playing while I was taking their photo.
Check out the coat on that zebra. It’s beautiful. They looked so playful.
Can you find the Hippo? It is poking part of its head and body out of the water. This new exhibit at the African Savanna offers an underwater viewing area. The reinforced windows give you the ability to see the massive hippos while they are underwater. You can watch them swim and go up on the ground. It is fascinating to see them in their true environment.
Traveling through the Savanna in a Land-Rover would really be a great adventure. Fort Worth Zoo did a great job of trying to make this new area look authentic with props throughout.
The giraffes are my family’s favorite. We just loved the new area these guys have to hang out in, from the landscape to the little water falls. It is very beautiful. One of the best parts is how you get a 360º view. The African Savanna offers walking paths where you can explore the animal habitats from all sides. Instead of viewing from a distance behind a fence, you can now get up-close with the animals.
If you have never fed a giraffe, you need to visit the Fort Worth Zoo’s African Savanna. This is one of my favorite things to do. Don’t be scared when you see this really long tongue come out of its mouth to take the lettuce, they are gentle.
In this photo, you can see most of the animals that are in this area. One animal you don’t see is the ostriches. The Fort Worth Zoo wanted to make a real-life habitat where you can see these animals live together as they would in the wild.
Giraffes are one of my favorite animals. What is yours?
Fun fact: a giraffes’ tongue can be up to 20 inches long.
If you are looking for something fun to do in the Fort Worth area this summer, head over to the new Fort Worth Zoo’s African Savanna. You will have a great time seeing all the animals and even feeding the giraffes. The zoo opens at 10 am and we recommend you arrive when it opens before it gets too hot outside. The animals are very active in the morning.
If you chose to feed the giraffes, it costs 6 dollars for a bundle of lettuce. Read more about our experience feeding the giraffes at Fort Worth Zoo.
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