Joburg City Parks and Zoo put on Mother’s Day event

Joburg City Parks and Zoo put on Mother’s Day event

Gates open at 8am on Sunday. About 10 000 visitors are expected.

The Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo on Thursday said this year’s Mother’s Day concert will be a special event, at which visitors can conquer their fears of gigantic anacondas, and to see among others the poison dart frogs, creepy tarantulas, moustache monkeys and Siberian tigers.

Zoo spokesperson Jenny Moodley said: “There will be entertainment for the whole family. The kids’ entertainment areas will be set up to ensure the enjoyment and safety of the little ones and will include jumping castles, face painters, childminders, colouring in pads and crayons, and a lot more.”

Entertainment for the adults will include the sultry sounds of jazz singer Langa Mavuso and local acapella group, The Soil.

The programme starts with an hour’s guided tour of the Zoo followed by 30-minute slots of animal talks and feeding sessions, and a snake demonstration at the bandstand.

Visitors are advised to dress comfortably and to wear walking shoes for the tour around the zoo, and the dancing that will follow. There will also be a walk through the freshwater aquarium.

“To ensure that the residents of the Zoo – the animals – are not adversely affected, an Acoustic Consultant and Curators will monitor the well being of the animals for the duration of the event,” said Moodley.

Tickets can be bought online at or at the Zoo on the day of the concert.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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