Invasive Crested Myna
This is the crested myna. Native to China and Indochina, this bird was introduced to Africa as people kept it as a pet. Now it threatens several native species as it can out compete them for food. It also poses a threat to farmer's crops, as it eats those, too.
Endangered African Wild Dog
Shown in the photo is an African wild dog with pups. This species is endangered due to being hunted or killed accidentally by humans (O in HIPPCO). They are also at risk due to farmers encroaching on the grasslands (H in HIPPCO).
Springboks are common in the South African veld. This is thanks to their agility and speed. Their top speed is 55 mph maximum, which is higher than the top speed of other predators in the area, including lions (who have top speeds of 50 in short bursts.) Also aiding their speed is their small adult size. At the shoulder, they're around 2-3 feet tall, and they weigh between 66 and 110 pounds. As such, they are able to outrun predators easily and thrive in the veld.
Zebras, being grazing animals, are very common in the African veld (and savannas). They have become so populous due to their herding behavior in combination with their stripes. Their stripes confuse and intimidate predators as it may appear that there are more zebras present than there are in actuality. These strange adaptations allow for their survival.
The tit is a very common bird in several parts of the world, including South Africa and the veld. They are very intelligent and adaptive. Proof of their adaptive abilities comes in the fact that they eat a very wide variety of insects. Having such a large range of insects that they can eat allows for them to live almost anywhere successfully and find food where other birds would not.
The coloring of this grass lives up to its name. The reason it's able to survive so well in the veld is because it actually is resistant to fire and spreads quickly after one occurs. Since the veld is a grassland that experiences fires more frequently than other biomes and relies on this to grow, the red grass is able to thrive.
Yellow Thatching Grass
This grass is grazed upon, but it eventually becomes resilient. Later in this plant's life, it grows dense and too difficult for animals to eat. With many grazing animals inhabiting the veld, being that tough is extremely helpful to the grass' survival and growth.
Acacia trees exist in both the savanna and the veld. The tree is able to survive animals preying on it by growing thorns. They also are able to thrive in areas with little water as they grow sturdy, deep roots in order to get more water from the soil. Both of these adaptions help the Acacia tree remain common in the African veld.