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Welcome to
Maputo Zoo

The Maputo Zoo was founded by the Zoological Association of Mozambique, AJZM, in 1929, and is located just outside Maputo City, at the beginning of National Road No.1.

Covering an area of Zoo and Nature Reserve of more than 70ha in total, it exhibited in the past a wide and representative variety of species of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as flora, constituting a true green lung of the city whose importance, even today, it is important to preserve and enhance.

With the support of


Chimpanzee João

Kind people from the local community fed and cared for João during his stay at the zoo.

He is currently at the Chimp Eden Sanctuary in South Africa since 2006.