Come join us this Saturday 28th March for an amazing night fun run/walk at the national zoo. read more
The national zoo will be hosting OLX for their mobile app activation with lots of fun for the whole family. read more
WILL YOU BE DANCING (OR RUNNING) IN THE DARK?
20 March 2015 - Once a year the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa plays host to its Night Fun Run – and this year is no different! On Saturday, 28 March 2015 get out your favourite takkies and join us for a five-kilometre fun run (or walk) through the grounds of the zoo after dark.
The proceeds from the walk, arranged by our Friends of the Zoo, will be ploughed back into the zoo for a variety of projects.
The gates open to the public at 6pm with registration taking place on the spot (no pre-registrations are required). Entrance is R50.00 for adults and R30.00 for children under 12 years of age.
ONE OF THE MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALS YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER EVEN HEARD OF
20 February 2015 - The launch of the African Pangolin Working Group (APWG) at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa yesterday highlights the conservation plight of one of Africa’s most enigmatic mammals.
NZG’S CAPE VULTURES ADD SIGNIFICANCE TO RECOVERY PLAN
17 February 2015 -The NZG helped to make conservation history when it formed a part of the release of Cape vultures into the Magaliesberg on 15 February 2015. These birds will augment the wild population that is already being monitored by VulPro (a vulture conservation organisation) and marked the initiation of a population recovery plan which has taken years of preparation.
SAVING THE PANGOLINS ONE ANIMAL AT A TIME
16 February 2015 - The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa will be playing host to the launch of the African Pangolin Working Group (APWG), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and awareness of all four species of African pangolin. It comes just two days before international pangolin day on 21 February 2015. Pangolins are now considered the most poached and traded mammals globally. The APWG was established in 2011 and registered with the South African Government in 2013.
ANIMAL WELFARE SUCCEEDS IN ZOOS
18 January 2015 - Animal welfare management and ensuring the health and wellness of animals in the care of zoos is a top priority in any ex situ environment. With this in mind, the NZG is hosting the 1st Animal Welfare Workshop with the theme “An evidence-based approached to animal management: animal behaviour, welfare and management”. The workshop is held from 19-21 January 2015.
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