Johannesburg Zoo, Johannesburg

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#2 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Gauteng
Admire white lions, black rhinos, and more than 300 other animal species at Johannesburg Zoo, open in 1904. Established as a humble farm with only a few animals, the zoo expanded into a wildly popular attraction offering camping trips, night safaris, and educational programs--the park's main claim to fame may be a successful program for breeding rare Siberian tigers and white lions. On your tour of the zoo, you can encounter gorillas, crocodiles, elephants, brown bears, and countless other species. Put Johannesburg Zoo into our Johannesburg road trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Good variety of animals, food places all round as well as playground for kids when they bored and don't want to see animals any longer.  more »
  • We went to the zoo expecting to see all or at least most of the animals on the brochure. We did not see 50% of the animals mentioned. Zoo layout was terrible, signs were either missing or mislabeled. ...  more »
  • Great place for a family outing/picnic. I enjoyed it 20 years ago when it was vibrant and great energy with lots of animals. I visited on Mothers day 13th May having huge expectations but was disappoi...  more »
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