Busch Gardens is located in beautiful Tampa, Florida. The river hippopotamus exhibit is one of the main exhibits that can be found in the Edge of Africa attraction. Along with the hippo exhibit there is a crocodile exhibit that shares the same LSS. Edge of Africa also includes baboons, turtles and cichlids. Edge of Africa was designed to mimic a native environment for all the animals so they can live comfortably and happily.

Robert Satchell was innovative in providing engineered solutions for the water life support design (LSS) of the multi species exhibits consisting of pre-screening basins, filtration, heating/chilling and ozonation processes. The site had several constraints that engineering had to over come such as railroad, monorail, gondola Skyride as well as elevation changes.