All images: Axel Bührmann . Creative Commons License.
The National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria / Tshwane is the largest zoo in the South Africa, and the only one with national status.
Their website tells us:
The 85-hectare Zoo in Pretoria houses 3117 specimens of 209 mammal species, 1358 specimens of 202 bird species, 3871 specimens of 190 fish species, 388 specimens of 4 invertebrate species, 309 specimens of 93 reptile species, and 44 specimens of 7 amphibian species.
These figures comprise the animals housed at the Zoo in Pretoria as well as at the two biodiversity conservation centres in Lichtenburg, in the North West Province and Mokopane, in the Limpopo Province and the satellite zoo and animal park at the Emerald Animal World complex in Vanderbijlpark.
For a fascinating and educational day out that the kids will love, why not visit the Pretoria Zoo next time you're in the area.
Be sure to take your camera!
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