The Johannesburg Zoo opened its doors in 1904. It is situated in the leafy suburb of Saxonwald and is home to about 320 species. The zoo offers day and night tours and often has events to celebrate the different seasons. The zoo plays an important role in conservation projects for indigenous and exotic endangered wildlife. There are a variety of different areas in the zoo from Amazonia to the Reptile house. One of the favourites among the younger visitors is the farmyard. Here you can touch and feel a variety of animals and see horses of different sizes from a Shetland pony to a Shire horse.