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  • 23rd International Zoological Congress 19 – 24 July 2020 in Cape Town

    We are happy to announce that the deadline for abstracts submissions has been extended to 29 February 2020. Early bird registrations close on 14 February. If you could please forward this final call for abstracts to all staff in your departments. We are especially keen to showcase Zoological research from South African Universities and research […]

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  • Study: KNP hyaenas ‘explore’ rather than actively scavenge human sites   Hyaenas at the Kruger National Park visit human occupied areas for reasons other than just food scraps and waste, a recent study has found. Hyaenas have a bad reputation as unscrupulous scavengers with a creepy nocturnal ‘laugh’. Researchers from the University of Pretoria Mammal Research Institute have found that visits by spotted hyaena […]

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  • Call for Nominations now open

    ZSSA members, it is time to call for nominations for the Biennial ZSSA awards/grants. We are calling on you to consider nominating suitable receivers of the awards below. The Gold Medal Award The Gold Medal award is presented biennially by the ZSSA Council for outstanding achievements in Zoology in Southern Africa over several years.  Such […]

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39th ZSSA Congress

Dates: 7-10 July 2019

Venue: Skukuza, Kruger National Park

Host: Mpumalanga University

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