NZG’S INLAND PENGUINS SUPPORT COASTAL PENGUIN WADDLE
15 April 2015 - The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) is possibly South Africa’s most rapidly declining bird at present and in the last eight years its population has halved. Today fewer than 21,000 pairs remain. The IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species classifies African penguins as endangered with their population sizes decreasing.
There is nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE! – Author, Linda Grayson
31 March 2015 - Yum! It’s time for Easter cheer and Easter egg hunts – so why not come along to the National Zoo, in Pretoria and fulfil your chocolate dreams?
On Saturday, 4 April 2015, families will be treated to some delicious milk chocolate freebies at the main entrance from 08:30 until 12:30 with the supermarket chain, Pick n Pay, handing out free marshmallow Easter eggs (one per person please). To protect against the Easter weekend sun, SunSure will also be handing out sunscreen to our visitors.
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.
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