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A large, broad-leaved shrub with velvety stems and leaves growing up to 4m high. Leaves: Dull green leaves that are velvety above and white-felty beneath which emit a strong noxious smell when crushed.

A very distinctive plant with green, spreading star-shaped leaves and tall, spiky fruit capsules.

An untidy spreading shrub with four-angled stems and often with thorns growing up to 2m or higher. Leaves: Oval, dark green, rough, hairy leaves which are paler below.

The Johannesburg Zoo’s 16 crocodiles were let out of their winter hot house and indulged in a lamb carcass, their first meal in three months.

It’s not an everyday phenomenon that you get to meet a Siberian tiger cub up close and personal but at the Joburg Zoo, we make those every day little miracles happen.

Dear Valued Resident Association and Stakeholder, As many of you are aware, Spruit day is heading into its 3rd year of existence. Many hours of preparation and effort went into making 2014 and 2015 a success.

We are on a mission to extend Joburg’s urban forest, focussing on planting trees in the southern suburbs of the City to ensure that it matches its greener sister in the north.

Be part of the #TREEVOLUTION

Most of you know that Joburg is considered to be one of the biggest man-made forests in the world, however, this is only seen in the affluent northern side.

Schools in Johannesburg were treated to a fun filled day of science at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens Environmental Education Center.

Schools in Johannesburg were treated to a fun filled day of science at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens Environmental Education Center.

Global Supplies has been at the cutting edge of delivering top class products and services to the wildlife industry for the last 16 years.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo will be co-hosting two flagship activations on Nelson Mandela Day 2016 in order to help better the lives of the most vulnerable among us in the City of Joburg.

Johannesburg Zoo is saddened by the loss of Vidor, its popular 16-year-old lion, who succumbed to age-related illnesses at midday on Wednesday, 13 July.

Joburg City Parks calls on residents NOT to fell or vandalise trees on roadsides and other public areas at their own discretion.

Join Joburg City Parks in one of its activities, or "Take Action, Inspire Change" in your own community on Nelson Mandela Day - every small contribution counts.

Get out your takkies and your sunscreen and join us for a 5 or 10km fun run or walk through beautiful surrounds on Sunday, 10 July.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo appointed Dr Mzwandile Muzi Dube as Executive Manager of the Zoo on 1 June 2016. We welcome him to the JCPZ family!

Residents living close to nature reserves, koppies, bird sanctuaries and ridges, please take note of our fire break burning schedule for July.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo is reaching out for World Environment Day, with special activities for learners as well as talks and exhibits at the ConHill Festival.

This year's Hollard Jozi MTB Adventure (Juma) in partnership with Joburg City Parks and Zoo earned rave reviews from participants.

Joburg City Parks, in partnership with the Friends of Kloofendal, is celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity at Kloofendal Nature Reserve.

Buy an annual pass and become a member of the Joburg Zoo family - and enjoy unlimited Zoo entry plus free parking for a year.

Explore the Zoo's active nightlife by the light of the moon, followed by snacks around a bonfire, at the Zoo's next Moonlight Tour.

Free your inner scientist at the Joburg Botanical Gardens Environmental Education Centre's latest Open Day on Saturday, 21 May.

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) requests all park users to be aware and show consideration for other park users during peak times in the City's parks.

Did you know that South Africans use 61% more water than the world average? Find out more about the importance of water, and how you can help save it.

Spiders don't hunt us, they hunt the insects that pester us! And moving them outside instead of squishing them is not just smarter - it's really easy, and totally safe.

Thursday, 3 March is UN World Wildlife Day, which focuses this year on elephants - their future is in our hands, and here's what you can do to help.

Do something different this Leap Year - hop on City Sightseeing's red bus at a discount rate and contribute to Joburg Zoo's frog-breeding programme at the same time.

The 15th AGM of Joburg City Parks and Zoo will be held at Alexandra Stadium, cnr 12th Ave and Selbourne Str Alexandra, on 15 March.