Savanna with zebras & impalas

Title Info
Common name Impala; Zebra, Plains;
Scientific name Aepyceros melampus; Equus burchelli; Acacia
Taxonomic group Bovidae; Equidae; Fabaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Grasslands, savannas
Grasslands and savannas Tropical savanna
Ecological interactions Herbivory; Competition
Organisms Animals
Animals Mammals
Lessons Ecosystem Sampler
Keywords Alcelaphini; Leguminosae
Date 2003
Location Serengeti National Park,Tanzania,Africa

Savanna with zebras and impalas, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Tropical savannas are home to large numbers of herbivore species. These herbivores frequently form mixed herds, and often eat different types of plants (herbs vs. grasses, for example) or different parts of plants (upper leaves vs. the entire plant down to ground).