Check out this photo of a rhinoceros! Isn’t she beautiful?! She’s living a happy life in her habitat in South Africa.
An animal’s habitat is the natural surroundings in which it lives. In South Africa, as in the United States, the habitats are as beautiful and as varied as the animals themselves. Look at my photos of real animals in their habitats. Why does an animal live in a particular habitat? What will happen if people decide to build houses, or a big mall, or a freeway there?
Why does an antelope live in a savanna?
Why does a zebra live in a savanna?
Why does a lion live in a savanna?
Why does a hippo live near a pond?
Why does a giraffe live in savanna woodland?
Why does an elephant live in a savanna woodland?
Why does a penguin live on the beach and in the ocean?
Why does a seal live on rocks and in the ocean?
Why does a shark live in the ocean?
Which of these habitats would you like to visit? What would you hope to see there?
To see other animals and their habitats, click on the links for the animals I photographed while in the country of Tanzania (in the right sidebar of this blog), or visit the other South Africa pages.