|San Francisco Zoological Gardens, right smack on the western edge of the city by the Pacific Ocean. If you look to the right of the main entrance, you can see the cleared land where the African Savannah area is yet to be built.|
In fact, that area is pretty cool. Here's what the Zoo itself has to say about it: The dramatic three-acre, mixed-species 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, kudu, dik-dik, duiker, and scimitar-horned oryx; 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 for the first time 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.