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National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (also informally known as The Pretoria Zoo) is the national zoo of South Africa,  with National Status and is rated as one of the top zoos in the world, attracting hundreds and thousands of local and international visitors annually. It is situated in the city of Pretoria and was founded by J. W. B. Gunning.The zoo was originally established at the outbreak of the Second Boer War in 1899, and became the official National Zoological Gardens in 1916

Around 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) of pathways are laid out in the zoo. Golf carts are available for rent for those that prefer not to walk; most, but not all of the exhibits are accessible by golf cart.
There are two restaurants located within the zoo and a picnic area on the banks of the Apies River. And a crafts market is located outside zoo entrance.

 The 80-hectare Zoo in Pretoria houses 2586 specimens of 126 mammal species, 1425 specimens of 158 bird species, 4189 specimens of 283 fish species, 235 specimens of 21 invertebrate species, 447 specimens of 90 reptile species, and 29 specimens of 4 amphibian species. And the total length of the walkways in the Zoo in Pretoria is approximately 6km.

An Aquarium and Reptile Park also form part of the Zoo facility in Pretoria. The Aquarium is the largest inland marine aquarium in the country. The third largest collection of exotic trees can be found at the Zoo.

The Zoo also offer exciting tours:
* Aquarium tours - explore the fascinating world of underwater life by attending an evening tour through the National Zoological Gardens aquarium.

* Night tours - treat your family to an exciting adventure. Go on a night tour and explore the fascinating world of our nocturnal animals.

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