Junior Nature Conservators

This 4-day course is presented to learners in Grades 7 – 12. This activity-filled course introduces learners to the wider field of nature conservation. Learners will explore and research the adaptations, behaviour and conservation issues of animals in the zoo, reptile park and aquarium. They will interact with the zoo’s conservation and veterinary staff, and will also assist with the husbandry of selected animals.

The course is facilitated in English and runs from 8h00 to 16h00 over a period of 4 days. All learners will receive a certificate and T-shirt on completion of the course.

They may also join the ZooClub which aims to further inspire its members about conservation and for them to follow a career in science.

Fee: R150-00 per learner

Please provide your own lunch or make use of our restaurant facilities.

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Bookings and other information:

Karabo Mabuse
012 339 2728

Mavis Kwinda
012 339 2844


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