Updated at 2022-03-11
This sculpture features the Big Five game (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopardm and rhinosorus). Lucky visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of all five roaming the African grasslands. The unlucky ones may still be able to see them in Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa's largest city. Ranked among the top ten zoos in the world, Johannesburg Zoo covers 55 hectares and cares for 2,000 animals from all over the world. Despite the high popularity of the Big Five game, their numbers are declining. Lions and African elephants are listed as vulnerable, buffalos and leopards are listed as endangered, and rhinoes are listed as critically endangered. The Johannesburg Zoo deploys a variety of technologies to help prevent endangered species from going extinct.
Language: English and Afrikaans
Area: Approx. 269 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 3.89 million
Main industries/features: Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, is the largest city in South Africa. It is the economic, political, cultural, and tourism center of South Africa and one of the most famous international metropolitans in the world.