2 June 2010


The Johannesburg Zoo has a fun-filled programme focused on soccer activities for people and animals. The activities kick-off on 11 June and end on 11 July 2010.

Activities include animal demonstrations, animal talks, a variety of tours such as dinner tours, day tours, night tours, peek behind the scenes tours and photo opportunity tours during sunrise or sunset as well as walking tours to meet the zoo babies.

Other activities include a look at specialized adaptations of carnivores such as the large canine teeth of Siberian Tigers during Carnivore week which will also give you the opportunity to see what happens in the night -rooms of the lions. The school holiday programme activities are for children 3-6 or for 7-13 years of age and promise a full day of fun, craft, scavenger hunts, tours, games and learning about our natural heritage.

Take up the challenge of 5-a-side soccer games in the Zoo – see how well you do against the Zoo team. On Fridays the Zoo animals get to show off their soccer skills and you can meet Triton our famous soccer playing lion and experience the skills of the chimpanzees.

Looking at retaining your fitness levels throughout the holidays – join us for a fun walk on Sundays 13 and 27 June as well as 11 July from 7.00.

More of a plant lover – we have talks on Fridays to introduce you to our medicinal, herb and rose gardens – all planted especially to enhance your peaceful visit to the Zoo.

If you just want to enjoy the Zoo, it’s beautiful lush gardens, the 1800 animals enjoying the space with us and have great coffee, lunches and something sweet, the Zoo is open from 8.30 – 17.30 with last entry at 16.00. We breed with many endangered species and support conservation with our Wattled Crane recovery programme, frog breeding programme and our joint ventures to save vultures and ground hornbills. If you would like to commemorate your special visit to us, make a green donation and adopt any animal in the Zoo. The support is much appreciated and all the Zoo animals benefit by this support.

For more information on the dates and time table regarding these activities, visit our website: www.jhbzoo.org.za or contact us on info@jhbzoo.org.za or 011 646-2000.

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