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City Parks news

Joburg City Parks and Zoo is joining residents' associations across the city to clean up the Braamfontein Spruit on World Environment Day, Saturday 7 June. 

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo has thrown its weight behind the City's Explore, Experience & Enjoy campaign to attract tourists to the green city.

EVERY winter, the Joburg Zoo moves its Nile crocodiles into the Hot House to keep them warm for the city's cold winters.

ALBERTINA Sisulu, a nurse, midwife, matriarch and beloved wife, spent many years fighting apartheid. She kept the flame of freedom alive while her husband was locked in prison.

DAVID Webster Park in Troyeville, Johannesburg, is a vibrant community area, providing the ideal backdrop to residents' time-out with friends and family.

INTERNATIONAL acid jazz acts and celebrity chefs will serve up good food and soulful sounds at the 2nd DStv International Food & Music Festival at Emmarentia Dam.

THE ever-popular 702 Talk Radio Mothers' Day concert at the Joburg Zoo was again a success. Hundreds of families enjoyed picnics and music beneath the golden autumn sun.

THE Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association is raising much-needed funds through a golf day to continue its work at the reserve.


OUR plant of the month for May is the beautiful wild jasmine, a quick-growing shrub with sweet scented flowers

ROUNDING out the Zoo's Big 5, Forest the leopard is loving his new home; he loves attention so come visit!

THE Joburg Zoo's Animals of the Amazon exhibit is a rare chance for visitors to see many endangered species from the South and Central Americas.

MAKE sure to get your tickets to the Spar/702 Mother's Day Concert at the Zoo, and treat mum to a music-filled day out.

AGNES Maluleke, a curator in the Johannesburg Zoo's carnivore section, is unfazed at working with fierce creatures, but respects her charges' natural instincts and formidable teeth and claws.

VISIT the Zoo to meet some new additions to the family in the amazing Animals of the Amazon exhibit.

WITH their bright coats and deep roars, two Bengal tigers are causing great excitement at the Joburg Zoo.

THE 2014 State of the City Address is expected to highlight the City of Joburg's service delivery record over the past 20 years.

APRIL is Owl Month at the Jobug Zoo; come meet Peanut and Stinson, our resident owls!

ZOO fans adopting new South and Central American animals can now book a pre-opening tour of the long-awaited Amazon Exhibition enclosure.

THE Orange Farm Lakeside community has a new source of income and food thanks to Joburg City Parks and Zoo. The City officially opened the Lakeside Community Food Garden, for residents to grow fresh and nutritious fruit and vegetables.

FOR April only, you can get one free child or pensioner pass with any adult pass purchased. That's an amazing year's worth of Joburg Zoo visits absolutely free!

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo is playing its part in improving air quality, as the City plans to move towards energy efficiency through cleaner fuel sources and improved public transport.

CELEBRATING 20 years of water delivery to Joburg residents, the Johannesburg Zoo World Water Day activities will also include interactive exhibits and an exciting puppet show on the importance of water.

NAIL your colours to the mast to save the environment by spending Earth Hour at the Joburg Zoo. There will be no lights, but there will be bonfires and a night walk through the park.

THE kitchen and hospital at the Johannesburg Zoo are usually closed to the public, but these and other areas are visited on tours to learn about the workings of the park.

OVER a century ago, one of the city's founders handed a large swathe of land to residents. That land today makes up the Johannesburg Zoo, one of the most popular sites in town. And this year it turns 110.

THE largest walk-through freshwater aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere is being built at the Johannesburg Zoo. Take a sneak peek at the tanks here.

VALUING Natural Capital public dialogue.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo has handed over more than 42 food gardens to communities in need of sustainable food sources. The projects provide support for informal farmers and job opportunities.

YOU are invited to take part in our public dialogue on 26 February.

SINCE the death of his partner, GeeBee; Wang, the Zoo's only polar bear, has been very sad. Valentine's Day gave Zoo staff the opportunity to cheer him up.