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Ride Gautrain and get free entry for the kids

Gautrain is offering free entry into the National Zoological Garden located in Pretoria for up to two (2) children per family, who are twelve (12) years or younger. This promotion is valid between 14 December 2020 and 31 March 2021&nb...

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Published on: 15 December 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


Elephant seal

Elephant Seals can hold their breath for up TWO HOURS! But how? Well, seals have more blood in their bodies than any other animal and, since oxygen is stored and carried around the body in blood, it allows them to hold their breath for an extra long time.