Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna

The dramatic three-acre, mixed-species Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna exhibit brings animals closer to the public than ever before. Entering through a covered passageway, visitors emerge within the Savanna to be surrounded by giraffe, zebra, and kudu, all living together. Many African bird species including the crowned crane, ostrich, and Marabou stork also share this open-landscaped setting. Activities that usually take place behind-the-scenes have been brought forward, allowing the visitor to view how keepers care for the animals. The exhibit, lushly planted to reflect the beauty and diversity of the savanna environment, was designed to give the animals room to interact and move about.

Within the exhibit, the African Aviary houses several critically endangered species of birds, such as the Waldrapp Ibis and the Hamerkop.

At the South Savanna Overlook, you can make a donation to support the Laikipia Predator Project which seeks to reduce conflicts between ranchers and predators in order to ensure that the region can sustainably support both human and wildlife populations.

From the Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna, a pathway links visitors directly to the Jones Family Gorilla Preserve where they can experience Africa's largest primate.


Animals & Exhibits