Animals living in the Moist savanna habitat

Moist savannahs are found in areas such as South America, Africa, Australia and Asia. These areas get rain primarily during the summer, while water sources tend to dry up during the dry season. Animals in these regions migrate to different water sources, as the rainfall each year only hits a maximum of 30 inches in a year.

This region is home to a wide variety of species, including: lions, snakes, koalas, zebras, giraffes and antelopes. There are also rhinoceros, cheetahs, vultures, hyenas and crocodiles. Their migration habits keep them in contact with food and water sources year round, returning home when the rain brings back the vegetation.

They live in a relative temperature range of 78 to around 86 degrees during the warmer months. The colder months of the year bring a temperature of anywhere from 68 to 78 degrees. When the herds that feed on vegetation move in the dry months, the predators follow. The moist savannah offers these animals not only extremes of wet and dry, but the chance to survive if they follow the water.

Even-toed ungulates

Collared peccary
White-lipped peccary


Asiatic jackal
American jackal
Common fox
Bush dog
Maned wolf
Azara's fox
Andean fox


Lesser angolan epauletted fruit bat
Decken's horseshoe bat
East african little collared fruit bat
Gambian epauletted fruit bat
Eloquent horseshoe bat
Little collared fruit bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Guinean horseshoe bat
Morris's bat
Buettikofer's epauletted fruit bat
Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat
Cape hairy bat
Long-tailed house bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
Welwitch's bat
Maclaud's horseshoe bat
Duke of abruzzi's free-tailed bat
Veldkamp's bat
Bushveld horseshoe bat
Ansorge's free-tailed bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
Spotted free-tailed bat
Gambian slit-faced bat
African yellow bat
Chapin's free-tailed bat
Large slit-faced bat
White-bellied yellow bat
Lappet-eared free-tailed bat
Hairy slit-faced bat
Schreber's yellow bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Intermediate slit-faced bat
Hamilton's tomb bat
Greenish yellow bat
Little free-tailed bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Dwarf slit-faced bat
Aba roundleaf bat
Madagascan large free-tailed bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Woermann's bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Hayman's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Sooty roundleaf bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Jones's roundleaf bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Mongalla free-tailed bat
Hammer-headed fruit bat
Aellen's pipistrelle
Midas free-tailed bat
Tiny pipistrelle
Niangara free-tailed bat
Damara woolly bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
White-bellied free-tailed bat
Lesser woolly bat
Rusty pipistrelle
Trevor's free-tailed bat
Angolan long-eared bats
Botswanan long-eared bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Yellow-winged bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Angolan epauletted fruit bat
Halcyon horseshoe bat


Eastern tree dassie
Western tree dassie
Rock dassie


Four-toed elephant shrew




African elephant


Hinde's rock rat
Buffoon lemniscomys
African grass rat
Single-striped grass mouse
Typical lemniscomys
Lunda rope squirrel
Congo rope squirrel
Fire-footed rope squirrel
Kintampo rope squirrel
Kellen's dormouse
Lorrain dormouse
Monard's dormouse
Crested rat
Silvery mole rat
Boehm's gerbil
Gambian sun squirrel
Ankole mole rat
Angolan vlei rat
Dwarf multimammate mouse
Gorongoza gerbil
Mutable sun squirrel
Demon mole rat
Angoni vlei rat
Southern multimammate mouse
Fring-tailed gerbil
Red-legged sun squirrel
Naivasha mole rat
African wading rat
Large vlei rat
Guinea multimammate mouse
Savanna gerbil
Embi mole rat
Ghana mole rat
Natal multimammate mouse
Mechow's mole rat
Boehm's bush squirrel
Shortridge's multimammate mouse
Rudd's bristle-furred rat
Ochre mole rat
Smith's bush squirrel
Striped ground squirrel
Fox's shaggy rat
Striped bush squirrel
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
African marsh rat
Bell groove-toothed swamp rat
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Least groove-toothed swamp rat
Cape porcupine
Chestnut climbing mouse
Nyika climbing mouse
Vernay's climbing mouse
Four-striped grass mouse
Spiny mouse
Gounda mouse
Bocage's rock rat
Matthey's mouse
Red rock rat
Pygmy mouse
Hoogstral's lemniscomys




Northern naked-tailed armadillo
Large hairy armadillo
Southern three-banded armadillo
Common long-nosed armadillo

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