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Friday, March 22, 2013

Discover 365 species in your own backyard!


KayaFM will be broadcasting live from the iconic Joburg Zoo today, Friday, 22nd March from 15:00 to 18:00, as part of Joburg Tourism’s Discover Your Own Backyard campaign.

Johannesburg Zoo is visited by over half a million people annually and was nominated as the top attraction in Johannesburg during the 2012 PMR Africa survey. The Zoo adds great value to our community by providing a safe family-orientated facility where people can be close to nature in the heart of the city.  The Joburg Zoo gives many people the opportunity to see South African indigenous animals and many exotic animals such as bears and pandas, which they might never see in the wild.

The Joburg Zoo provides a variety of activities and programmes perfect for all ages.  These programmes enable us to understand and develop a sincere appreciation and respect for wildlife.  The ‘Animal of the month’ programme is a monthly interactive programme that focuses on a specific animal group. The Zoo also hosts the “Breakfast with a Keeper” and the “Animal Talk & Feeding” interactive programmes and additionally offers guided tours through the Zoo.

The perfect spot for a family outing and getting closer to nature – right in your own backyard!

The Discover Your Own Backyard campaign aims to educate Joburg locals about the diversity of their city and urges them to become knowledgeable Joburg ambassadors. The campaign includes a Facebook driven outreach competition where locals can upload and share their favourite Joburg experiences. In addition, visitors to the Facebook page can test their knowledge of Joburg by entering the Facebook quiz, a unique to Joburg competition.

On Friday 22nd March 2013, 4 lucky winners who participated in the competition will receive one of the following prizes:
5 tickets for the Joburg Zoo ‘Behind-the-scenes’ Tour where you can gain an inside look into the daily life of the Joburg Zoo staff
Taste Buds Cooking Experience & Best Way to See Joburg Tour for 4 people.  This includes a trip on the newly launched open-topped hop-on-hop-off bus to the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill
5 tickets for the Joburg Zoo Night Tour. An amazing experience where you explore the Zoo at night on a Night Safari. You are able to learn more about nocturnal animals such as owls, cats and bats.
Romantic dinner and a pamper session for you and your partner at the Life Day Spa and  Bulls Run Restaurant, valued at R500.00
 For more information visit www.facebook.com/JohannesburgTourism / www.joburgtourism.com  or follow @Joburgtourism.