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National Zoological Garden celebrates Spring Day

After nearly five months, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce that its National Zoological Garden (NZG) will open to the public under alert level 2 as published in the Government Gazette Notice Number 436...

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Published on: 29 August 2020

National Botanical Gardens set to open

Following the announcement published by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, on 30 July 2020, all national botanical gardens are set to open to the public on Monday 3 August 2020. However, the gardens will be op...

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Published on: 30 July 2020

ZooClubbers don’t sit still for one minute

First off: the ZooClub is a group that can be joined on the successful completion of the zoo’s Junior Nature Conservator’s course. This course is offered from Grades 7-12 during the school holidays. Recently current members and alumnae wh...

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Published on: 11 May 2017

Moulding future conservation ambassadors through mentoring and coaching

Growing demand for conserving natural resources requires the active transfer of skills, knowledge and experiences from one generation to the next. One proven way to achieve this is through the mentoring and coaching of students.   As one...

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Published on: 20 April 2017



Weavers build nests over ponds using blades of grass. The male builds the nest, then shows off by making noise and hanging upside down from the nest. If his display succeeds, a female will inspect the nest and occupy it