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The last letter in the alphabet is Z

My is for ZEBRA

One of the Zebras was interested in what we were doing!

They did not trust us for one minute!

They turned around and showed only their back sides.

(Photos taken in Mokopane Game Biodiversity Conservation Center 2008 by me)

Established in 1979 and opened to the public in October 1981, as a satellite station of the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa (NZG), Pretoria Zoo. In 2004 the NZG was proclaimed as a National Facility, as part of the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). The center is located in the north entrance to the town of Mokopane, in theLimpopo province of South Africa.

The center covers an area of 1300 ha, containing a zoo-like environment, breeding camps, and a free ranging area, all accommodating a large variety of African species as well as species from South America and South East Asia.

The center’s focus will be on research and the conservation of Africa’s biodiversity, the advancement of science awareness within our learners and the breeding of Africa’s endangered wildlife.

With your visit to the center, you will be assisting in the continued success of the breeding programs, as well as conserving Africa’s natural heritage.