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Tyger, tyger, burning bright,
In the jungles of the night


Lions

Probaly the most famous creatures to live in the Seregeti are the lions. Male lions are known for their manes, the bushy growth of hair that surrounds their faces. The mane makes them look larger and more fercious than they really are. But, in fact, the females are the more active and adept hunters.

Lions travel in groups called prides. a pride consists of one male leader, several lesser males, and a group of females and their offspring. Lions are meat-eaters and can go days without eating then gorge themselves on a killed antelope or another animal.

Giraffes

Giraffes are known for their long necks. Their long necks help them eat the leaves near the top of trees. Giraffes have long lips which pull leaves from the trees to eat. Surprisingly, they have no more bones in their neck than a mouse.

Less famous is the beautiful webbed pattern on their fur, which is striking up close, but actcually camoflouge them from a distance. It is also fun to watch them run, because their long limbs make them soo graceful.