The Joburg Zoo is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the leafy northern suburb of Johannesburg. The Zoo covers 81 hectares of land and was founded in 1904, as a piece of land donated to the public for recreational use by the firm of the late Hermann Ekstein.
The Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species of animals, totaling about 2000 animals. The Joburg Zoo is open to the public 364 days a year, including Christmas, New Years and Easter holidays. The zoo is internationally accredited and highly respected (click here to affiliates page) for its husbandry practices, which includes maintaining a high standard of animal welfare, nutrition and ethical conduct, ensuring the physical and psychological well- being of all its animals.