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How many square miles is the Savannah?

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The Savanna encompasses about five million miles in Africa. That translates to roughly half of the continent. The Savanna is also home one of the most dense populations of mammals on the planet.

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A savanna is a name used to describe grassy areas that receive a lot of annual rainfall. The African Savanna receives as many as 50 inches of rain each year. The African Savanna is the umbrella term for a large region, primarily in Central Africa, that is comprised of many sub-regions, of which one of the most famous is the Serengeti. Although it only occupies about 30,000 of the Savanna, it is home to more than one million wildebeests during the wettest parts of the year.

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