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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.

Know your Reptiles Animals of the Amazon
Every weekend in November at 14:00 Know your Reptiles Animals of the Amazon, A tour of our different reptiles at the zoo.

Reptile Show & Tell
Every Weekend in November at 15:00 Reptile Show & Tell Reptile House Animal demonstrations, get a close look at the albino python, bearded dragon and corn snake.

Every Sunday in November at 13:00 Crocodile Feeding Session

22 November 2014
Cystic Fibrosis Walk

27 November Open Moonlight Tour
Join us as we experience an evening tour of the Joburg Zoo on Thursday,27 November 2014 at 17:15 -20:00. Guests are ferried around the Joburg Zoo for 90 minutes and stop off at about 5 enclosures to see nocturnal animals. The tour ends off the evening around a bon fire where they can enjoy their picnic baskets. Guests are expected to bring picnic baskets, torches, comfortable shoes and a jacket as the nights get chilly. Guests are more than welcome to bring camera’s. We offer marshmallows to toast on the fire as well as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

30 November 2014
Breakfast with the Reptile Keeper – enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and then go behind the scenes of our reptile section at the Animals of the Amazon.

30 November 2014
Tree of Light Launch

11 and 18 December
Moonlight tour

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