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Media releases

Joburg City Parks and Zoo is working closely with the SAPS to enable them to speedily apprehend the perpetrators of a heinous crime committed at Rhodes Park in Kensington on Saturday, 17 October.

The eighth annual World Parks Day on 19 September gives every one of us the opportunity to celebrate our parks and green spaces.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, a leader in city greening, will unveil its ground-breaking Xtremepark Makeover project at Rotunda Park in Turffontein on 26 March 2015.

The Johannesburg Zoo is providing critical medical care at its veterinary hospital for a young, pregnant leopard that was found ensnared in Magaliesburg in the North West Province.

ETHOMA ka wena campaign is an annual greening and cleaning campaign that is in celebration of Arbour Week and National Clean-up Week at all eight Cosmo City schools; aimed at directly affected the community in a positive and environmentally proactive way.

A consignment of eight antelopes landed at OR Tambo International Airport from the Czech Republic via Germany on Friday, 1 August 2014, without all the necessary veterinary import documentation.

LEAD SA calls on South Africans to roll up their sleeves to help curb hunger and contribute towards food security by planting their own vegetable gardens in their homes and workplaces.

GET ready for Spruit Day on 7 June 2014!

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo, the custodians of biodiversity on behalf of the city, hereby announces the loss of one of its two polar bears at the Joburg Zoo. The remaining polar bear; Wang is unsettled and is in mourning on the loss of his partner Geebee who passed on Sunday evening, 12 January 2014.

MAYORS and top officials from more than 44 cities will join global leaders for the fifth biennial C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group Mayors Summit to discuss their measurable action and future opportunity for action in the fight to address climate change and climate risks.

JOIN Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) for an unforgettable illuminating evening with your family on the lawns of Pioneer Park.

THE City of Johannesburg pays tribute to the memory of its un-equaled resident, gallant fighter, father of the nation, the most loved and celebrated resident and Freeman of the City, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

THE National Memorial Service will be held at the FNB Stadium on Tuesday 10 December 2013 from 11:00. Due to the fact that not all mourners may be able to be accommodated at FNB Stadium, 'overflow stadiums' have been arranged at Ellis Park, Orlando and Dobsonville Stadiums where the National Memorial Service will be broadcast live.

SPEAKER'S notes for Clr Mpho Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg at a tribute to the life of former president Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg Council Chambers

ACTIVITIES for Madiba's funeral have begun in earnest and we are required to play a critical role of important. To this extent a Communications JOC has been activated and will meet daily starting tomorrow at 10 am in the War Room.

GAUTENG Metrorail, a service operator of PRASA Rail is pleased to announce that 41 TRAINS with the capacity to transport between 60 000 – 80 000 mourners from the different corridors in Gauteng will be made available for FREE to mourners who will join the world in mourning and honouring the world icon, statesman and former President Nelson Mandela.

WOULD you like to show your musical abilities to a crowd? The Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo invites you to perform on their annual Family Day. Between two thousand to ten thousand visitors will descend upon the zoo for this spectacular event.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo management and staff conveys their sincere condolences to the Mandela family, and to the people of the Republic of South Africa.

THE City of Johannesburg pays tribute to the memory and legacy of its most loved and celebrated resident, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) launched the My Park, My City campaign at the newly revamped Diepsloot Park.

THE Managing Director of the Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo, Mr Bulumko Nelana and the Rotary Club or Roodepoort invite you to the launch of Planet Walk project in Kloofendal Nature Reserve. The project consists of nine planet tokens mounted on quarried rocks.

IN order to address issues surrounding safety in public open spaces and to help identify opportunities for positive change, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), in collaboration with the Joburg Safer Cities Programme, cordially invite you to attend the first dialogue in a series of JCPZ Public Dialogues.

YOU are cordially invited to the commemoration of the struggle hero and icon, Rahima Moosa and Unveiling of National Heritage Site Plaques.

THE Managing Director of Johannesburg City Parks and the Zoo, Mr Bulumko Nelana invites you to mark the City of Joburg's official Arbor Day 2013 celebrations at the Joburg Zoo on Friday, 6 September at 11:30, corner Upper Park Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview.

SEND us photos of unusual, large or historical trees growing in Johannesburg and stand a chance to win prizes

A Livable City through Living Arts invitation

MARKING a huge milestone in Joburg Zoo's 109 years, Redefine Properties Playground, catering for both able and disabled children, will open to the delight of both parents and children on 30 July at 10.30 am.

THE Johannesburg Zoo is appealing to residents that are doing any plant pruning to please keep the zoo animals in mind.

THE member of the mayoral committee for environment and infrastructure services, Matshidiso Mfikoe, officially awarded the Bontle ke Botho campaign winners and commemorated the 2013 Environment Week.

Far from the public eye, the Joburg Zoo carries out valuable work breeding endangered species, as well as high-value animals to help it continue its conservation programmes. Rietkuil Research Farm is a fascinating place.