| Durban, South Africa|| +27 31 303 2275|
10 Ferndale Rd, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Closed now Tuesday8AM–4PMWednesday8AM–4PMThursday8AM–4PMFriday8AM–4PMSaturday8AM–4PMSunday8AM–4PMMonday8AM–4PM
Umgeni River Bird Park, Suncoast Casino and Entertain, uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Mini Town
Black-capped squirrel monkey
Various species of parrots
Black-shouldered and white Indian peafowls
Grey crowned cranes
Carolina wood ducks
White imperial pigeons
Mitchell Park Zoo Wikipedia
Mitchell Park Zoo is also known as Mitchell Park or Mitchell's Park. Situated in the Morningside suburb of Durban, South Africa, it is the only zoo in Durban.
The zoo was established as an Ostrich farm in 1910, but was unprofitable and started adding other animals. At one time it was home to many large animals, the most notable of which was an Indian Elephant named Nellie. Nellie was given to the zoo by the Maharajah of Mysore in 1928, and could blow a mouth organ and crack coconuts with her feet.
Today the Zoo holds various smaller animals such as blue duiker, small South American Monkeys, raccoons and various birds. The largest animals in the zoo today are Aldabra Giant Tortoises.
The zoo also includes a children's playground, a walk-through aviary, and the Blue Zoo tea garden, as well as a large lawn area for picnics. It is adjacent to Jameson Park, which was once a pineapple plantation and now displays some 200 species of roses.