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Pretoria Zoo Photographs

Photographer Axel Bührmann recently took his family to the Pretoria Zoo aka the National Zoological Gardens and shared some of his stunning animal images from the day with us.


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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8 Responses to Pretoria Zoo Photographs

most amzing photos, the thing that makes these photos so good is the fact that you cant even see that these animals are in cages, but looks like normal nature photos (just better). love the photos, love the zoo.......

By yvante honiball (6 years ago)

who it may concern
my name is frank bouwer i want to find out if the zoo sell some off their animals or if somebody at the zoo can tell me where i can find the animals im lokking for.I am a game farm owner and the animals im looking for is red river hogs i saw you gus have the in captivety and wonder if their is a posibility that i can buy a boar and sau from the zoo .i will apreciate it if you can help me or assist me with detail where i can get som red river hogs.
my cell is 0795043473

By frank bouwer (5 years ago)

Are all renovations completed at the zoo?

By shehnaaz (5 years ago)


By Mirinda (5 years ago)

Hi Shenaaz

I called the Zoo and some of the renovations are not yet complete, however the zoo is open daily.

By Joy-Anne (5 years ago)

where can i find accomodation reasonable near the zoo

By laura (4 years ago)

Hi Laura

Please can you email Marylou or Candice on and ask them to advise you on accommodation near Pretoria Zoo.

You can also check out and search for Pretoria

Kind Regards


By Joy-Anne (4 years ago)

hey, anyone know where i can find a list of all the species of animals they have? for a school project

By tyde (4 years ago)

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