SANBI responds to reports on the state of the National Zoological Garden

SANBI responds to reports on the state of the National Zoological Garden in Pretoria ...

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Published on: 9 January 2024

Pretoria Zoo’s Cape vulture breeding programme is flying high!

Supporting conservation work and safeguarding the future of the species The National Zoological Garden (NZG) in Pretoria is tremendously proud of the success of its Cape vulture breeding programme. Right now there are two vulture chicks on the...

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Published on: 15 November 2023

Free entrance to all national botanical and zoological gardens on International Day of Biological Diversity

In honour of the International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2023, the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) will open all of its national botanical gardens and the national zoological gardens to the public for free. This ye...

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Published on: 19 May 2023

Minister Barbara Creecy visits the National Zoological Garden

On Thursday 4 August 2022, the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment Ms Barbara Creecy, joined by board members of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and management visited the National Zoological Gardens (NZG) of S...

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Published on: 4 August 2022

Minister Creecy assesses scientific services at National Zoological Garden

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy to assess the scientific services of the National Zoological Garden of South Africa in Pretoria The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Cre...

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Published on: 3 August 2022

DID YOU KNOW?

Vulture

Did you know vultures feed on carrion (dead carcasses) and do not kill their own prey? Their feet are weak and better suited to walking on the ground than to picking up prey