Johannesburg Zoological Gardens Blue Plaque - Sourced by Kathy Munro

In 1904 Wernher Beit and Co presented Johannesburg with 81 ha for a public park to be known as Hermann Eckstein Park. The gift included one leopard, one lion, one cheetah, one hawk, two giraffe and four sable antelope collected by Sir Percy Fitzpatric and two lions were presented at a later date by Lord Milner. The Johannesburg City Council provided money for the cages.

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Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview

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Old Postcard of the Johannesburg Zoo