The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa in Pretoria aims to make the zoo more accessible to women by offering a 50% discount on its entrance fees over the Women's Day weekend.
Here’s looking at you… Urials (Ovis vignei arkal) at Pretoria Zoo trying to out-stare visitors to the zoo. Ladies, it’s half-price time for you, so enjoy. (Image: Altaipanther, via Wikimedia Commons)
Women visiting the zoo from 9-12 August 2012 will be eligible for the half price entrance tariff, so go on... spend the day enjoying what the world of wildlife and nature has to offer.
According to the zoo's website, "The 85-hectare Zoo in Pretoria houses 3117 specimens of 209 mammal species, 1358 specimens of 202 bird species, 3871 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 National Zoological Gardens of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. More than 600 000 people visit the zoo annually. The total length of the walkways in the zoo in Pretoria is approximately 6km and an aquarium and reptile park also form part of the zoo facility. The aquarium is the largest inland marine aquarium in the country.
The third largest collection of exotic trees can also be found at the zoo.
"The National Zoological Gardens will celebrate Women's Day by making access to a great day out more accessible for all South Africans," says the zoo's business development manager Craig Allenby. "Entrance to the zoo will be half price for the ladies during the extended long weekend.
" Women over the age of 15 will therefore only be paying R30 as oppose to the usual R60 entrance fee during this time," he says.