• Elephant Care Association of South Africa, ECASA, Image John Matychuk via Unsplash

Joburg Zoo

The Joburg Zoo is committed to playing an important role of conservation projects for indigenous and worldwide endangered animals.

Joburg Zoo houses over 320 species of animals and is internationally accredited and highly respected for its husbandry practices of maintaining a high standard of animal welfare, nutrition and ethical conduct, ensuring the physical and psychological well-being of all its animals.

As a popular tourist attraction for edutainment, the zoo offers visitors day and night tours, school holiday programmes, venue hire and regular events for the public. 

The Zoo is managed within the Johannesburg City Parks and is part of the Community Development structure of the City of Johannesburg.


  • Address: Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2193
  • GPS Coordinates: 26º10'5.05" S 28º02'26.74" E
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  • Telephone: +27(0)11 646 2000



Joburg Zoo is proudly associated with these research papers and articles:

  • Animal-visitor interactions: Ethical Reasoning and Participatory Approach Towards Achieving Regulatory Processes For Animal- Visitor Interactions (AVI) In South Africa: ECASA’s response to the call by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, for submissions to a High-Level Panel constituted to review policies, legislation, breeding, hunting, trading, and management of elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinoceroses in captivity. Published: June, 2020. Download this report here (pdf, 850 kb)

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