NEWSLETTER OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 2007

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                                            DIRECTORS: JH PAULEY / JAN WINDT
                                                  Reg Nr: 2004/022575/08


 ZOO: OFFICE                                                                   CHAIRMAN: JH PAULEY
 WEBSITE: www.fotz.co.za                                                       Tel: 012 804 0113
 Tel: 012 328 3265 x 168                                                       Fax: 012 804 3274
 Fax: 012 323 0294                                                             Cell: 083 303 0022
 P.O. BOX 754                                                                  P.O. BOX 530
 PRETORIA, 0001                                                                SILVERTON, 0127
 E-mail: info@friendsofthezoo.co.za                                            E-mail: Debtmasters@intekom.co.za




IT IS SUMMER AND EVERYONE IS WALKING AGAIN!

Activities for October
    6 Oct – Breakfast at the Hippo Lapa at the zoo was very successful.
    12-14 Oct – An enjoyable weekend visit to Mokopane Game Breeding Center
    20 Okt – Fun Walk at 06:30 – Earn a medal of the Fish Eagle.

Activities for November
    17 Nov – Fun Walk at 06:30 – Earn a medal of the African Green Pidgeon.
    17 Nov – Carols by Candlelight with Karoolus and Lente at 18:00 for 18:30 in the Frank
       Brandt Hall. Book early with Lettie.
    24 Nov – Year End Function for the Friends – Train ride to Cullinan – Fully booked.

Activities for December
    1 Dec – Fun Walk at 06:30 – Pick and Choose your own special medal.
    See you the 19th January for our first funwalk in 2008.

TAPIER UNIT
The upgrading of the camp will be completed after the November Fun Walk.

                                                   Green iguana
                                                  Iguana iguana
In spite of the name, the Green iguana is not always a true green. The colour varies from green to
brown.




                                      WITH PERMISSION FROM ELZETTE DU PLESSIS
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The natural habitat of the Green iguana is from central Mexico in the north to central South
America. Iguanas enjoy long, sunny days with a warm temperature year-round.
Iguanas flourish usually in any warm sheltered environment. Adult iguanas spend their days high in
tree canopies and the young iguanas on the forest floor where they forage and hide from
predators.

People like to call them “giants” because they grow to a huge size. For the first three years of their
lives they grow at a rapid rate. Adult iguanas are usually between 1.2m – 1.6m in length and weigh
about 5kg. Common houseplants that the iguanas at the zoo enjoy eating is bougainvillea,
hibiscus, and mulberry leaves.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES
Friends, we need your e-mail address. If we haven’t got it, then please e-mail it to Lettie at
info@friendsofthezoo.co.za with your membership number so we can mail you the
newsletters and other information that we have from time to time.

CELL PHONE NUMBERS
Has your cell phone number changed since you registered with us? Please let us know,
you can fax or e-mail it to us with your membership number to (012) 3230294 or
info@friendsofthezoo.co.za . Thanks for helping us to update our records.

THE YEAREND FUNCTION – 24 NOVEMBER 2007
The Friend’s yearend function is a steam train trip to Cullinan. Unfortunately it is fully booked.
Everyone that is going must please bring their own camping chairs and picnic basket for
lunch. Fires will be available for a Bring and Braai
We will depart at 08:30 from Rovos Rail, with Friends of the Rail. Everyone must be there at 07:00.
Rovos Rail is in Paul Kruger Street, North of the city centre between the two train bridges.
We will be back at 17:30. There is safe parking available for your vehicle.

CAROLS BY CANDLE LIGHT – 17 NOVEMBER 2007
Come and enjoy the evening with Karoolus and Lente in the Frank Brandt Hall at the Zoo.
Time 18:00 for 18:30
Cost: R20 per adult, R15 per scholar and R5 per preschool child
Refreshments will be sold.

Book with Lettie at 012-323-0294 on Tuesdays, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s between
09:00 and 14:00.

PROJECTS
Fur Seal and Penguin enclosure
The Artwork must be finalised to finish this project.

Lemur Island
Parts of the construction need’s to be changed. A team is busy doing the planning.

Display of trophy animals for the disabled
Planning is at an advanced stage.

Flamingo Restaurant
The refurbishment of the restaurant is finished.
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WE WELCOME THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS
Families
Mrs B Joshua            Faerie Glen            Mrs C Du Bruyn       Lyttelton Manor
Mr JJ Prinsloo          Waterkloof             Mr EJ Moruke         Gezina
Mr JH Jv Rensburg       Rietfontein            Mrs C Kissoon        Wierda Park
Mrs I Zowitsky          Rustenburg             Mrs L Le Roux        Modimodlle
Mrs R Minaar            Waverley               Mr DAL Levine        Elardus Park
Mr C Botha              Rynfield               Mr M Groenewald      Wonderboompoort
Mrs DM Constable        Witbank                Mrs JC van Zyl       Boksburg
Ms VG Clews             Proklumasieheuwel      Mr WF De Jongh       Ninapark
Mr J Van Rooyen         Valhalla               Ms HS Pretorius      Elardus Park
Mr PJ Verrijdt          Valhalla               Mr J Joseph          Theresa Park
Mrs ZC Rossouw          Waterkloof Rif         Mrs S Hugo           Pretoria
Individuals
Miss D Bertelsmann      Meyers Park            Ms F Botha           Hatfield
Ms WS Le Roux           Gezina                 Miss NM Steyn        The Reeds
Mrs M Botha             Zwartkop               Mrs CC Stander       Dorandia
Mr PJ Venter            Clubview               Mrs A Venter         Clubview
Miss L Lombard          Pierre van Ryneveldt   Mr KL Leso           Polokwane
Miss MJ Botha           Gezina                 Miss EJ Meyer        Gezina
Mr JM Jv Vuuren         Pretoria-Noord         Miss H Jv Vuuren     Pretoria-Noord
Mrs AS Smith            Wonderboom             Mr SC Kloppers       Pretoria
Ms TL Mulder            Centurion              Ms JL Tipogragh      Rivonia
Mr D Prinsloo           Pretoria Wes           Mrs S Prinsloo       Pretoria Wes
Ms M Roth               Montana Park           Mrs M de Kock        Sunnyside
Mr DJ de Kock           Sunnyside              Mrs KM Prinsloo      Gezina
Rev PC Shone            Pietersmaritzburg      Mrs OI Shone         Pietermaritzburg
Mr CR Edwards           Howick                 Ms L Grobler         Wonderboom Suid
Mr WC Brill             Muldersdrif            Mrs J Brill          Muldersdrif
Mrs B Coetzer           Clubview               Miss E Naude         Kameeldrift Wes
Mrs C Smuts             Sinoville              Mr P Smuts           Sinoville
Mrs HJ Nel              Eldo Glen              Mr L vd Westhuizen   Eldo Glen
Miss MS Ferreira        Bronkhorstspruit       Miss LJ Ferreira     Bronkhorstspruit
Miss M vd Westhuizen    Bronkhorstspruit       Miss N Jv Rensburg   Clubview
Mr R Verwey             Pretoria Tuine         Mrs J Verwey         Pretoria Tuine
Ms A Kleynhans          Pretoria-Noord         Mrs S Grobbler       Pretoria-Noord
Mr JH Cruywagen         Totiusdal              Mr MJ vd Vyver       Centurion
Miss A Boonzaaier       Bela-Bela              Mr R Daubert         Kenmare
Mrs ER Breedt           Delmas                 Dr W Benninghoff     Waterkloof Rif
Mrs IA Benninghoff      Waterkloof Rif         Miss N Giddings      Montana
Miss C Olivier          Gezina                 Mr DJ Hanekom        Pretoria
Mrs E Hanekom           Pretoria               Mr N Govinonsamy     Laudium
Mr AJ van Wyk           Garsfontein            Mrs A van Wyk        Garsfontein
Mr JH Du Bruyn          Pretoria-Noord         Miss M vd Merwe      Pretoria

LIFE TIME MEMBERSHIPS
The following members were honoured with a life time membership of Friends of the Zoo:
Dr Bert Pretorius – Founder and Committee member
Mr Hennie Pauley – Chairman
Mr Jan Windt – Co-opted member
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SHOPPING BAG COMPETITION
There are two competitions in which you can take part.
   1) Buy a Friends of the Zoo shopping bag at R40 and take a photo of yourself and the bag at
      any interesting place in the world and send it to veneteasmit@telkomsa.net. The photo’s will
      be placed on our website and the end of December everybody can vote for the best photo.
      That person will win a weekend at one of the two breeding game farms.
   2) Buy a Friends of the Zoo shopping bag at R25, fill in the entry form and stand a chance to
      win one free membership for a year, from Friends of the Zoo. Contact Lettie – (012) 323
      0294 or get your bag at the information desk during fun walks.

QUESTION
Can a Badger turn around in his skin? …………………………. Answer in the next Newsletter.

♥ The Friends would like to thank all the Zoo personnel for their support and help during
  this year.
♥ We would like to thank each member of the Friends of the Zoo for their support during 2007.
  Without you, we would not be able to function.

The Editorial Staff wishes you and your family a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2008.

Friendly Zoo Greetings

				
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