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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

National botanical and zoological gardens remain open

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) announces that its National Botanical and Zoological Gardens will remain open unless further directives are received from the government of the Republic of South Africa. SANBI has inte...

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Published on: 23 March 2020

National zoo remains open

Please note that the Pretoria National Zoological Garden remains open to citizens. We are aware of the concerns as a result of the COVID-19. We always take our customers’ health very serious hence we provide sanitary at all times. ...

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Published on: 13 March 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

DID YOU KNOW?

blue blooded creatures

Unlike mammals, spiders, snails and octopi have blue blood. This is because the hemocyanin molecule that oxygen is bound to in these animals contains copper, which gives their blood the blue colour