Well, you now have an opportunity to do just that ... and to acquire some new career and life skills in a fun and exciting way. » More
Anyone who has driven to Sun City has probably noticed hawkers selling tortoises and chameleons. Many of these poached animals die before they are sold. » More
This year's National Science Week celebrations at the NZG included a special seal show, as well as footprint paintings created by the African penguins.
The deliberate mixing of Blesbok with Bontebok on game farms, and the translocation of animals outside their former distribution range, have resulted in a hybrid dilemma. » More
The aviary will gradually be restocked with indigenous plant species, as well as bird species from the African continent. » More
For years the NZG's Cape vulture chicks mysteriously vanished. Now a new approach by the bird keepers has yielded the desired result - a cuddly bundle of fluff.
Working to get the flamingos' nests ready at precisely the right time is more effective than training at a gym, says bird curator Sarah Chabangu. » More
Engineering student Thashan Govender's innovative sweeper is fitted with a magnet ... to remove hazardous metallic objects from zoo enclosures.
The movie industry has portrayed baboon spiders as villainous creatures, but these hairy giants are not dangerous, even if they may look a little scary.
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Holiday fun in the sun!
With the December 2012 school holidays around the corner, it is time to sign up the kids for some of the exciting holiday courses on offer at the National Zoo. »
ZooClub members prepared some tasty snacks and a few other surprises for the Kodiak bears, and got to see these enormous animals up close. »
ZooClub member Ofentse Litsele wins another medal at the International Science Fair; and the Zookies learn more about the signs of the wild. »
Read about a giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature that washed up on a beach, and a pair of magnificent eagles that are breeding in Pretoria. »
Watch a baby otter squeak when introduced to water and discover the rich biodiversity of the Western Indian Ocean.
Add the following attractive plants to your garden to keep those pesky mosquitos at bay: marigolds, citronella grass, Thai lemon grass and garlic.
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