The Pompom weed, accidently introduced into the Veldt in 1899 during the Anglo Boer War. The plant was brought from South America inside of horse feed.
This invader has caused serious problems to the Veldt and has lowered biodiversity, especially in native plants. Which then makes it harder for larger herbivores to graze.
The Thompson's Gazelle, it is keen to adapting for food. An example of this behavior is during the wet seasons eat short fresh grass and then in dry climate how a larger variety of food such as foliage from bushes, forbs and clovers. The best defensive tactic the Gazelle has is that at top speed it can run as fast as 60 mph to escape danger.
Red grass, one of the most resistant and important species of plants in the Veldt. It can grow to 1.5 meters long and has a natural resistance to fire when the grassland is burned frequently. This plant can grow in any soil and if an area in the Veldt has plenty of Red grass this is an indicator of a healthy Veldt.
The Acacia tree, an abundant tree in the Veldt they are a instantly recognizable landmark. They are able to protect themselves with thorns on their leaves and sometimes stinging ant live inside hollowed out thorns in a mutualistic relationship. These plants provide food for many hooved animals and birds. When the tree is threatened it will release a poison gas from their leaves that can be fatal to animals but also warn other nearby Acacia trees of danger so they can also manufacture their own poisons.