More widely known as the Pretoria Zoo, the National Zoological Garden in Boom Street is not only the largest zoo in South Africa and the only one with national status, but is also rated as one of the top zoos in the world.

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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.