16 October 2014 - As the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa celebrates its 115th anniversary on 21 October 2014, we would like to introduce you to our two furry ambassadors for the forthcoming year.
US EMBASSY ISSUES A POSITIVE NOTICE ABOUT THE NZG
14 October 2014 - The US Diplomatic Mission to South Africa has issued an updated travel advisory to its citizens regarding their possible visits to the NZG, in Pretoria.
“IT’S PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO LOOK AT A PENGUIN AND FEEL ANGRY” – JOE MOORE
7 October 2014 - American news journalist, Joe Moore, couldn’t have said it better and this year’s countdown to 11 October 2014’s national African Penguin Awareness Day has begun. This a day is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of our endangered African penguin. And the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa will be celebrating with its huddle of penguins!
NOU GAAN ONS SHISA NYAMA!
16 September 2014 - Another public holiday looms in a week’s time and it’s none other than National Braai Day! Braai fires around the country will sizzle with the best steaks, ribs, chops and boerewors in the country.
THE NATIONAL ZOO STILL A SAFE PLACE TO VISIT
14 September 2014 - The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, in Pretoria, has noted with deep concern the advisory that was issued by the US Embassy in Pretoria on Thursday last week regarding visitor safety at the Zoo.
AND HAPPY FEET MAKES 4!
9 September 2014 - Four African penguins that hatched at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa in June and July this year are being weaned by the staff of the Zoo.
SCIENCE WEEK BECOMES CRYSTAL CLEAR
31 July 2014 - National Science Week 2014, held from 2-9 August 2014, will this year focus on the International Year of Crystallography. Crystallography is the study of the structure and properties of crystals.
NATIONAL ZOO PRESENTS FREE CONSERVATION AND RESEARCH PUBLIC LECTURES
24 July 2014 - As part of National Science Week, from 2-9 August 2014, the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa will be presenting free public lectures focussing on conservation and research. The lectures are scheduled to be held on Saturday, 2 August 2014 from 14:30-18:00 at the NZG’s Education Centre. Safe parking is available in front of the zoo.
NO ARMADILLOS, BUT SOUTH AMERICAN ANIMALS ABOUND IN PRETORIA
27 June 2014 - The armadillo has been adopted as the official mascot of the FIFA 2014 World Cup to be hosted by Brazil in about a week’s time. This little creature, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo, is native to South America and is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species.
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