Raffle funds a help to Zoo’s servals
Friday, 9 January 2014
Rochester Home Furniture in Craighall Park donated a recliner valued at R6 000 for the raffle.
Some 670 tickets were sold, raising an amount of R3 375. Polite Ngubeni was announced as the winner.
The funds raised will be used to improve the behaviour enrichment structure in the serval enclosure.
Servals (Leptailrus serval) are African wild cats and are closely related to the caracal and the African golden cat. They have spotted coats and long legs.
The Johannesburg Zoo hopes that the raffle promotion will pave the way to bigger and better initiatives in the future.
New arrivals at the Joburg Zoo
Zoo voted Joburg's No. 1 family outing
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
JOHANNESBURG Zoo has got the big thumbs-up from The Star readers, being voted No. 1 in the Best Family Outing category in the newspaper's annual Your Choice competition.
Run over a period of six weeks, the competition gave readers the opportunity to cast their votes in two ballots for their favourite services and businesses across a wide range of categories.
In Johannesburg, the Zoo took the Family Outing honours, with especially strong scores for customer service, customer needs and wants satisfaction, and public exposure resulting in a vote of confidence from customers and stakeholders within the business.
Covering 55 hectares across the road from Zoo Lake in the leafy suburb of Parkview, Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species totalling around 2 000 animals.
The facility is open to the public 364 days a year, including the Christmas, New Years and Easter holidays, and hosts a busy schedule of day and night tours, school holiday programmes and other regular events for the public.