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.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN – IT’S TIME FOR KICK-OFF AT THE NZG
12 June 2014 - The clock is ticking and soccer fans all over the country are getting ready for the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the first game between Brazil and Croatia at 10pm tonight.
THE WORLD CUP ACTIONS BEGINS AT THE NZG!
10 June 2014 - It’s only three days to go before the start of the 20th FIFA World Cup to be held in Brazil. The 64 teams will start to play for the coveted trophy on 12 June 2014, with Brazil playing against Croatia in the opening game.
FARM PROGRAMME SET TO FASCINATE CITY CHILDREN
09 June 2014 - Where does milk, eggs and wool come from? Most city children would probably answer THE SHOPS! But the truth is that these commodities come from farms scattered all around our beautiful country.
VAMOS AO ZOOLÓGICO! (LET’S GO TO THE ZOO!)
04 June 2014 - With the Brazilian soccer World Cup 2014 opening ceremony knocking on the world’s door, it’s time to say brush up on your Portuguese and say “bem-vindo ao Brasil” and get ready for the beautiful game! Sixty-four of the best teams from around the world will vie for the privilege of holding the old FIFA trophy up high.
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