The Johannesburg Zoo gives back to needy communities and shares a day of fun with five hundred school children.


On Wednesday the 14th of September, the Johannesburg Zoo welcomes 500 primary school children to the zoo. The event forms part of a campaign which aims to bring people from disadvantaged communities around the city to visit the zoo. The campaign was inspired by Mayor Tau’s call to give back to the citizens of Johannesburg and share a memorable day in one of Joburg’s favourite attractions. Over 5000 people ranging from toddlers to the elderly have visited the zoo since the campaigns launch in July.

The children’s day event will see learners ranging from Grade 2 to Grade 7 enjoy a fun filled day at the zoo. The programme includes educational activities about saving water, learning about different kinds of plants and a live animal demonstration. Stakeholders participating include Rand Water, City Parks and the zoo’s education team.

Following the activities by stakeholders, the children will have the opportunity to take a ferry ride with to visit the lion enclosure. After the ferry ride, the children will enjoy  jumping castles and a treasure hunt to explore the zoo and learn about the different kinds of animals.

The Children’s Day event would not be possible without the financial contributions to the zoo’s Masibambisane project which enables people from disadvantaged communities to visit the zoo. Additionally the Johannesburg Zoo will cover the entrance cost of each child and thanks to J.P.M Maintenance, Blue Sands Dairy Products and Ola for sponsoring jumping castles, drinks and ice cream for the children.


The event details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 14 September

Venue: Johannesburg Zoo, Bandstand

Start time: 9am for 9:30am

End time: 12:30pm

The Johannesburg Zoo invites you to join us to celebrate the Mayor’s Children’s Day with us.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to or 082 451 7466.

Prepared Candice Segal and issued by Letta Madlala Brand and Communications Manager on behalf of the Johannesburg Zoo. END.

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