It was time to return back to Nigeria but before then, the wanderer in me hit the streets for the last time. The zoo is quite large, spacious and airy. It was the ideal environment for picnics and long walks.
The zoo has a range of animal and bird attractions including exotic and endangered species. While some are outdoor, others are enclosed indoors. The indoor animals are largely snakes. I got to see flamingos, different types of pythons (even an albino python), boomslang, giant bullfrog, Jameson's mamba etc.
The zoo is somewhat adjacent to the military museum, so it makes sense to visit both the zoo and museum together.
Without further ado, join me as we tour of the zoo below...
This is the entrance and if I recall clearly, gate fee is 80 rand
Such a large and clean zoo
Look to the top right.....that's a Ball Python. They are called ball pythons because they roll themselves into a tight ball when , making it hard for a predator to swallow. This is Africa's smallest Python and it can live for up to 20-30 years in captivity.
Africa buffalo also called Cape buffalo
Red River Hog.
The zoo is well laid out and spacious. You can walk around unassisted by a tour guide, like myself; Each of the animal cage has a narrative board. The zoo also appears well maintained.
Share your experiences with us below, if you have ever visited Johannesburg zoo and thanks for supporting this blog. I won't be here without you!. Bless.