Community Partnership Programme

Johannesburg Zoo

The Johannesburg Zoo has the country’s first ‘zoo poo’ biogas installation. The biogas digester uses manure to produce gas, which is then used for cooking at the zoo’s café. A 3.75 kW Solar PV system provides power to the visitor’s centre; the cheetah enclosure’s electric fence has been converted to a solar powered system; and a solar-powered golf cart provides a cleaner transport mode for staff. The estimated amount of carbon offset through these initiatives is around 12 tons per year.