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Joburg Zoo to celebrate 119th birthday with music, picnics, and heritage tours



The Johannesburg Zoo is celebrating its 119th birthday on March 19, 2023, and inviting visitors to join the festivities. The celebration will be held at the Centenary Lawn, where attendees will be treated to live music, a picnic, and heritage tours as reported by

The zoo offers free entry for those born in March to mark this special occasion. Visitors born in March must bring a form of identification to take advantage of this offer. For others, the entrance fee is R55 for adults and R19 for children under 12 and pensioners.

The Joburg Zoo has been a beloved destination for locals and tourists since its establishment in 1904. It boasts over 320 species of animals and attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. The zoo’s birthday celebration is an opportunity to reflect on its rich history and contributions to wildlife conservation.

The zoo’s management encourages visitors to explore the different zoo sections, including the primate section, the big cat enclosures, and the reptile park. In addition, the heritage tours will provide insights into the zoo’s past and its role in protecting endangered species.
The birthday celebration promises to be a fun-filled event for the whole family. Visitors are advised to bring a picnic blanket, comfortable shoes, and sunscreen to make the most of the day. With various activities and experiences, the Joburg Zoo’s 119th birthday is not to be missed.

Photo: Facebook / @The Johannesburg Zoo

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