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National Zoo of Pretoria (National Zoo) description and photo - South Africa: Pretoria. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is National Zoo.
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The National Zoo in Pretoria was established in 1899. In this largest zoo in South Africa, located on an area of 85 hectares, there are more than 3100 specimens of animals, birds, reptiles and fish, that is, more than 210 species of mammals, 200 species of birds, 190 species of fish, 100 species of reptiles and 10 species of amphibians. These figures include fauna housed at the Pretoria Zoo, as well as at two animal conservation centers in Lichtenburg, the northwestern province of Mokopane and the province of Limpopo, and the Emerald Animal World Park.
Half of the territory the zoo is located on a relatively flat surface, while the other half is located on the hillside. The two parts are separated by the Apis River, which flows through the zoo.
At the Pretoria Zoo, as well as in its breeding centers, research work is carried out to preserve and restore the endemic species of the local fauna. It also houses a large collection of exotic trees in South Africa, which is one of the three largest collections in the world.
At the zoo, you can explore the fascinating world of underwater life in the largest marine aquarium and visit a reptile park. You can also relax in nature with the whole family or a group, as well as spend the night and go on a night excursion, observing the fascinating world of nocturnal animals. The zoo offers educational programs for children and schoolchildren. Also, the visitors will not be left indifferent by the ZooMobile tour. In the large recreation area of the zoo, you can play golf, ride the cable car to the top of the mountain or take a road train along the paths of the zoo, more than 6 km long, and join the zoo staff and groom the animals.
For the convenience of visitors to the Pretoria Zoo, there is a restaurant that offers a varied menu, as well as several snack stalls. There is a children's playground next to the restaurant.
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