Largest Zoos in the World
National Zoological Gardens of South Africa
This 210acre zoo dates to 1899, housing the largest zoo in South Africa. The zoois proudof the diversity of its residents, including 3,117 specimens of 209 mammal species, 1,358 specimens of 202 bird species, 3,871 specimens of 190 fish species, 388 specimens of 4 invertebrate species, 309 specimens of 93 reptile species, and 44 specimens of 7 amphibian species. The zoo, which is a partner facility of theNational Research Foundation, offers severalprogramsdesigned to enrich the animals' existence, including sensory, social and cognitive stimulations, as well as feeding programs designed to stimulate the animals hunting, foraging and problemsolving skills.