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April 2012
Contents / home
Largest Easter Egg Hunt
Zoo e-News scoops award
Sungazers a tough challenge
Translocation of wildlife
A creature worth protecting
Surprise find at Mokopane
Relocating Buffalo
Flamingos spruce up nests
African penguin survival
Nutrition and disease in captive cheetahs
Paul Bartels elected to international ISBER Council
DNA uncovered!
Exploring nuclear energy
Education going places!
Meet the Red river hog
Conservation Grapevine

Exploring the exciting world of nuclear energy

In February, ZooClub members embarked on an outing to the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Limited (NECSA) to explore the United Nation's theme for 2012 -- "Sustainable Energy for All".

NECSA, situated at Pelindaba 30 kilometres to the west of Pretoria is the nucleus of South Africa's nuclear research and development programme. The NECSA visitor centre is a state-of-the-art facility in which to explore and enjoy learning about nuclear energy. ZooClub members were treated to an informative presentation before they eagerly explored the interactive exhibits that focus on nuclear science, radiation, radioactivity and waste.

ZooClub members all decked out in their NECSA T-shirts and yellow goodie bags.   ZooClub members explore the interactive exhibits at the NECSA visitor centre.

"The ZooClub members thoroughly enjoyed learning all there is to offer at the visitor centre and took part in all the interactive activities," says Elize de Jager, Curriculum Developer and Head of the Life Science Centre at the NZG, adding that the outing proved to be a very worthwhile and educational experience.

As a final treat, all the ZooClub members received a goodie bag from NECSA filled with useful items to assist them in their present and future studies.

Claire Fordred, Intern, NZG

Zoo and Aquarium Visitor