About Explore the Jo-burg Zoo

Of interest to visitors to Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Zoo was established in 1904 and has traditionally been owned and operated by the City of Johannesburg. The zoo is dedicated to the accommodation, enrichment, husbandry, and medical care of wild animals.

The Zoo houses animals of approximately 3000 different species.Tours and excursions around the zoo are offered under the auspices of the education department.

It is one of the few places in the world with white lions.The zoo has had considerable success in the breeding of white lions, which are more sought after than tawny lions by other zoos.

The Johannesburg Zoo is the only zoo in South Africa to have successfully bred Siberian Tigers. Siberian Tigers are the largest cats in the world. "Twist" is the male Siberian Tiger at the zoo and weighs 320 kg. He is the father of all the Siberian Tigers to be found in South Africa.

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WhereJan Smuts Ave, Parkview, Johannesburg, (Public entrance on Upper Park Drive), Gauteng, South Africa

WhenDaily from 08h30 to 17h30. Last entry is at 16h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)11 646-2000

OvernightStay nearby in Parkview, in Gauteng

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