National Zoological Garden’s (NZG) ZooClub members, Sthobiso Mtshweni and Golden Mthimunye, from Ndzundza Mabhoko Secondary School in Mpumalanga, each got six distinctions in their 2020 Matric results. The efforts of the ZooClub programme throu...Read More Education Focus
I did the junior courses in December 2019, finished with Grade 11. An important year in which my marks had to be good enough for University to register for the field of study of my choice early 2020 (Grade 12). Thought I would just follow a nice ...Read More Education Focus
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...Read More Media Releases
Getting tied up in knots is something this fish take really seriously – the hagfish (Myxini) turns itself into a marine pretzel to twist its prey to pieces. But wait, there’s more. The hagfish is also covered in slime. This icky substance...Read More Conservation Grapevine
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.