Trot through the alleys of Joburg Zoo while visiting

Residents of Johannesburg and the surrounding area are invited to participate in the monthly Zoo Trot at Joburg Zoo, organized this Sunday October 9 by Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ). Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and doors open at 6:30 a.m. The actual ride takes off at 7:30 a.m.

The entrance fee is R68 per person and pensioners have free access. After the trot, visitors are invited to spend the rest of the day at the zoo.

The Zoo Trot promises to be an exciting morning full of thrilling activities. The event will begin with a morning aerobics session offered by the Sports and Recreation Department, followed by face painting and a fantastic animal demonstration by the zoo’s marketing team. A program will follow to officially relaunch the monthly Zoo Trot, which had been put on hiatus during the Covid-19 lockdown.

“The Zoo Trot takes place on the second Sunday of each month, offering Joburg residents and visitors a terrific opportunity to run or walk through a peaceful garden while observing some of the zoo’s most popular animals including the Big Five, chimpanzees and zebras.” says Jenny Moodley, JCPZ’s Managing Director for Stakeholders and Public Relations.

Moodley says Sunday’s Zoo Trot is aligned with Senior Citizens Month and is a call for pensioners to visit Joburg Zoo for free.

“The event is for individuals, but especially families, to come participate and enjoy. Whether you want to challenge and conquer your personal best in the 10km walk/run or just relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. offer to the zoo with the 5 km ride, we meet your needs,” she adds.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa, Zoo Trot drastically reduced the number of trotters.

“It’s come to a complete halt; hence the success of the relaunch is so important in rekindling residents’ enthusiasm and getting them outside to enjoy the beautiful spaces the city has to offer,” enthused- she.

Moodley encourages all Joburgers to attend the event.

“Make sure you don’t miss the Zoo Trot. The zoo animals are more than happy to see you. We hope to attract running clubs, church groups, private and public sector businesses and, most importantly, combine families and friends who once trotted together in our zoo.”

Written by Sascha-Lee Joseph


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