Johannesburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions
Situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg. The Zoo covers 54.7 (55) hectares of land and was founded in 1904, as a piece of land donated to the public for recreational use by the firm of the late Hermann Ekstein.
Johannesburg Zoo's Animals
The Zoo houses over 320 species of animals and is internationally accredited and highly respected for its husbandry practices of maintaining a high standard of animal welfare, nutrition and ethical conduct. The Joburg Zoo has several modern animal exhibits and educational centres. Housing animal species found in the forests of the Amazon. Visit the slinky Spider Monkeys, curious Coatis, interesting Armadillos and gracious Pumas. The lion in our natural and open AngloGold Lion enclosures. The zoo houses 11 lions with 3 magnificent pride males and their pride females. The Zoo is also lucky to have rare white lions making up our lion pride. Take a stroll to our cheetah slopes and visit Africa’s fastest carnivore. Along the way you can also meet the African Wild Dog and newly introduced Ethiopian Jackal. Visit the reptile which has outlasted the dinosaurs, the Nile crocodile in our outdoors and indoors enclosures. Other reptiles housed include the Rock Monitor Lizard. Something fun for both children and parents, visit our education centre and get up close and personal to lions and tigers. Fortunately these animals are stuffed and wonderful as educational tools for school visits and fun photos.
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