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Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo
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The Joburg Zoo was established in 1904, it has over 2000 animals and has traditionally been owned and operated by the City of Johannesburg. Recently its been turned into a corporation and registed as a not for profit company. The zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals. it is one of the few places in the world in which you can find the albino or white lion. The Joburg Zoo contributes to the quality of life of the citizens through the following: conservation, education, research and recreation.

Conservation: Zoos work with the trees while Parks work with the forest. This governs the relationship with the environment, global co-operation, endangered species preservation and wildlife environmental protection and rehabilitation. In partnership with local, provincial national and regional conservation authorities,Zoo contributes to conservation in various ways.

Education: Looking after the environment, it is the only one we�ve got. This message is spread through numerous awareness programmes, edutainment, as well as smell, hear, touch and feel programmes held throughout the year. The Zoo is the epicentre for the �living sciences�. We encourage teachers and parents to bring their pupils and children to the zoo to bring environmental subjects to life . Night tours are a must.

Research: Problem solving to improve the stability of wildlife. This is achieved through biological conservation, animal diseases information and medical care given to animals. The Zoo contributes to research in three main ways � own research, academic research and partnership research.

Recreation: Bringing a world of wildlife to your doorstep. Relaxation in a clean, green environment, a safe and healthy family recreational venue to spend quality time in an interesting and fun way. Accessible and affordablelooks at insure only.


Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview

Main public entrance

on Upper Park Drive

Telephone: (011) 646-2000

Email: info@jhbzoo.org.za
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