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A GREEN, food-secure city, populated by environmentally aware residents, is the aim of Arbor Week. JCPZ began the festivities by planting trees at Joburg Zoo.

Johannesburg gives rise to numerous plant species across its many areas. If you can't identify those in your garden, check out the Johannesburg Botanical Garden’s library and herbarium for more information.

THE Johannesburg Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of three lion cubs.

WANG, the last polar bear in Africa, and an inhabitant at the Johannesburg Zoo for 28 years, has passed away.

BUDDING young animal scientists will love the tour organised for National Science Week at the Johannesburg Zoo. The tour will wind through the Zoo's hospital and kitchens, for a behind-the-scenes look at life as a zookeeper.

ARE you a scientist? Do you want to be one? Then join the Department of Science and Technology and Joburg Zoo for National Science Week on 8 August.

ON Mandela Day Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo will be tackling clean-ups, improving open spaces and working with communities to end hunger through food gardens.

A FOOD garden at home is a cost-effective source of healthy produce and a great way to exercise; here's Joburg City Parks and Zoo's guide to help you start your garden today.

THE Johannesburg Zoo recently stepped in to rescue a day out gone wrong for 42 children from the Mangolongolo Informal Settlement.

THE Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo annual facility fee increase will this year be 5.8%. Residents are advised to consult the accompanying table for more information on the fee increase.

IN partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and Wits University, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo hosted a dialogue on how to prevent Africa's expanding cities razing their green spaces.

JOHANNESBURG school pupils were treated to informative talks on environmental and rhino conservation and a tour of the Animals of the Amazon exhibit at the Joburg Zoo for World Environment Day.

COMMEMORATING the student uprising of 16 June 1976, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo and the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture will plant fruit and nut trees in Soweto, symbolising their commitment to addressing problems affecting the youth.

WEEKENDS in Johannesburg's township parks are the perfect time to wind down, relax with friends and family, and even practise music. Maitse Moloi shares the Green Soweto experience.

RESIDENTS' groups teamed up with community volunteers and City Parks to clean Braamfontein Spruit and clear alien plants.

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo is proud to be working with SALI-award winning landscapers and construction companies to develop the city's parks.

THERE is some succour for bereaved families in an agreement City Parks has struck with Chaldean Trading to install microchips in gravestones. It is believed this will combat theft and vandalism.

WINTER is setting in, but a concert and family fun on Northcliff Ridge has been planned to enjoy the last of the warm autumn days.

THE South African Landscaper Institute has given gold awards of excellence to Metro Park, a new space in the inner city, and Lehae Park in Soweto.

The collective difference small actions can make in saving the environment is at the centre of World Environment Day this year, and Joburg has a number of activities on the cards.

Joburg City Parks and Zoo is joining residents' associations across the city to clean up the Braamfontein Spruit on World Environment Day, Saturday 7 June. 

JOHANNESBURG City Parks and Zoo has thrown its weight behind the City's Explore, Experience & Enjoy campaign to attract tourists to the green city.

EVERY winter, the Joburg Zoo moves its Nile crocodiles into the Hot House to keep them warm for the city's cold winters.

ALBERTINA Sisulu, a nurse, midwife, matriarch and beloved wife, spent many years fighting apartheid. She kept the flame of freedom alive while her husband was locked in prison.

DAVID Webster Park in Troyeville, Johannesburg, is a vibrant community area, providing the ideal backdrop to residents' time-out with friends and family.

INTERNATIONAL acid jazz acts and celebrity chefs will serve up good food and soulful sounds at the 2nd DStv International Food & Music Festival at Emmarentia Dam.

THE ever-popular 702 Talk Radio Mothers' Day concert at the Joburg Zoo was again a success. Hundreds of families enjoyed picnics and music beneath the golden autumn sun.

THE Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Association is raising much-needed funds through a golf day to continue its work at the reserve.

 

OUR plant of the month for May is the beautiful wild jasmine, a quick-growing shrub with sweet scented flowers

ROUNDING out the Zoo's Big 5, Forest the leopard is loving his new home; he loves attention so come visit!