The Journey Begins!

Get closer than ever to African wildlife in their vast new Savanna habitats. Our Lions and giraffes and elephants all have totally new spaces and views, and so will you! Plan your visit now.

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African Lion


Lions like Hassan are dominant predators lording over the food chain wherever they roam. What they have over every other big cat, and over every other African predator, is strength in numbers. They know that when it comes to catching dinner, it pays to cooperate.

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Reticulated Giraffe


Willow was born at The Maryland Zoo in February 2015.  She’s recently taken her first steps into the newly expanded habitat! Our whole herd is making great strides as they explore their new space and make their way down to the Giraffe Feeding Station.

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African Elephant


African elephants are the largest land animals in the world!  Our herd is enjoying a newly renovated and a greatly expanded outdoor yard, including a splash pad, wallowing area, and sand pit.

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Find them on the zoo map!

You've gotta see this! The New African Journey habitats are now open! Find the lion, giraffe, and elephant exhibits on the new interactive zoo map and plan your route to see them all!

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