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For the Month of June 2014:
Mangolongolo Informal Settlement children get a surprise trip to the Joburg Zoo
World Environment Day

It is a sign of winter- Joburg Zoo



For the Month of March 2014:
World Water Day at Joburg Zoo
Visitors go behind the scenes

Johannesburg Zoo Aquarium almost up and running
Plant of the month
Natural Capital dialogue
Happy 110th Birthday to Johannesburg Zoo & Zoo Lake



For the Month of February 2014:

Zoo polar bear Wang showered with love on Valentine's Day

Leaping ahead for frogs

Southern Ground Hornbill safe at Joburg Zoo
The Joburg Zoo welcomed two wild dogs
Joburg ready to host World Mayors at the C40 Summit
Joburg Zoo steps in to rescue abused animals
A baby animal boom and festive celebrations draw huge Zoo crowds
Welcome to Swift, a caracal with super hearing
City of Johannesburg focuses on resource efficiency
Joburg City to work with businesses to build climate change resiliency
Climate summit heads to Johannesburg


For the Month of January 2014:

Joburg Zoo mourns the loss of its female polar bear, Geebee.

Seasonal Backlogs

City Parks and Zoo protect Joburg heritage at cemeteries


For the Month of November 2013:

Dress up for the Joburg Zoo’s ‘Howloween Night’ on 2 November 2013

My Parks My City kickstarts for 16days of Activism

The tree of light is an event that takes place annually in the Zoo.

Zoo moves local sheep

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo unveils a the new Porcupine Park in Lehae


For the Month of August 2013:

The Johannesburg Zoo received a major clean-up


For the Month of July 2013:

Jo’burg Zoo increases its prices

For the Month of June 2013:

It’s a winter sign-Joburg Zoo

For the Month of April 2013:
Zoo staff is honoured for her conservation work

Animals also have rights.

For the Month of March 2013:

No Embargo
Wildlife Institute of India visits Johannesburg Zoo


For the Month of February 2013:

Zoo animals share tips to “love-birds” this Valentines

Goodbye Fergie  


For the Month of October:

Joburg Zoo marches against Rhino poaching

It’s Howloween at the Zoo

Breakfast with Joburg zoo’s rhino keeper

World Animal Day and Marine Week celebration at Joburg Zoo

For the Month of July:

Birding for 1000 learners at the Zoo

Take the Man vs Bear challenge at the Johannesburg Zoo


For the Month of June:

The Johannesburg Zoo provides opportunities for unemployed youth

Babies have much in common with some animal offspring

Colds and Flu and the zoo



For the Month of May 2012:

The Johannesburg zoo's super mum


For the month of April 2012:

Easter egg Hunt at the Johannesburg Zoo


Communicate with animals with Amelia Kinkade

Reptiles all the Rave at Johannesburg Zoo this April!



For the month of March 2012:

Growing up wild in the Johannesburg Zoo

Celebrate the role of water with a host of activities during March at the Johannesburg Zoo


For the month of February 2012:

The zoo mourns the tragic death of Joe Ramonetha, who passed away on 13 February 2012 after he was attacked by a lioness.
Animals in Love
Mosaic at the Johannesburg Zoo farmyard
Fate of Johannesburg Zoo lioness


For the month of January 2012:

Johannesburg Zoo bird keeper spends her holiday rearing a new generation of Southern Ground Hornbills.

Conserving endangered species at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Click here to view our Press Release about our newborn animals


For the month of November 2011:

Johannesburg Zoo marches to raise awareness against rhino poaching.
Its game on for zoo animals
Johannesburg Zoo introduces our new hippopotamus calf.
Johannesburg Zoo has 7 flamingo chicks, 2 hand-reared.


For the month of October 2011:

Zookeepers from across Africa are meeting at the Johannesburg Zoo

The Johannesburg Zoo celebrates the only flying mammal in October, the Bat!

Johannesburg Zoo’s Pygmy Hippo calf has a new name!


For the month of September 2011:

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

220 disadvantaged children will be sleeping over at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Johannesburg Zoo crocodiles come out of their winter hot house as warm weather arrives on the Highveld

Spring sees the birth of many newborn animals to the Johannesburg Zoo.

Johannesburg zoo’s chimpanzees are out and about in their new home


For the month of August 2011:

Johannesburg Zoo's celebrates Women's Day with women and children from welfare and community centres around the city.

Johannesburg Zoo welcomes Pygmy Hippo calf, which is part of an endangered species breeding programme.


For the month of July 2011:

Johannesburg Zoo and Mabs Consulting take 67 minutes on Mandela Day to another level.


For the month of June 2011:

Joburg Zoo hosts over 400 youth from places of safety from around Gauteng in its first ever Youth Day celebrations.


For the month of May 2011:

Joburg Zoo Annual Winter Browse Appeal for Giraffe and Black Rhino

Another successful Mother's Day Concert hosted at the zoo.

Fourteen grade four students raise R7000 to help Phila the Black Rhino.


For the month of April 2011:

Conservation walk allows the Joburg Zoo to celebrate its successful Ground Hornbill Breeding Programme

Teamwork by Joburg Zoo staff ensured escaped endangered Ground Hornbill safely caught.
Inspiring day hosted by Johannesburg Zoo for 1000 children from orphanages around Gauteng.
Heart warming story arising from baby giraffe naming competition.

For the month of March 2011:
Fitting name chosen for Joburg Zoo's newest Giraffe.


For the month of February 2011:
EWT, Johannesburg Zoo staff and the NSPCA presented a training course for officials


For the month of January 2011:
Johannesburg Zoo has a giraffe calf!!!

Phila, the Black Rhino achieves a three-month milestone.


For the month of December 2010:
Central African Chimpanzee Gets Fresh Start in South Africa


For the month of November 2010:
Black Rhino (Phila) comes to Johannesburg Zoo


For the month of September 2010:
Miss Earth SA Finalists and the City Of Johannesburg Councillor plant trees at the Johannesburg Zoo
Warner Bros Pictures launches its new movie at Johannesburg Zoo


For the month of August 2010:
Johannesburg Zoo’s New Borns: July-August 2010


For the month of July 2010:
At least 50 animal babies at Johannesburg Zoo during the first five months


For the month of June 2010:
Even animals are excited about soccer at Johannesburg Zoo
32 of the world’s beauty walk to raise funds at Johannesburg Zoo

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