• Winners of the ZSSA Instagram Page Photo Competition

    Congratulations to the winners of the photo competition held on the our Instagram page! They are:  Cormac Price  Samuel Cox  Blair Cowie  Dewald Kleynhans Remember to like our Instagram Page at https://www.instagram.com/zssa_official/  

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  • ZSSA on instragram – watch this space!

    We are excited to announce that our student council member, Tshepiso Majelantle (tshepiso.majelantle@zoology.up.ac.za), has created an Instagram Page for our society! To launch our new Instagram page, a wildlife photography competition with exciting prices to win is in the pipeline! But please first like and follow the page to take part and to find out […]

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  • BREAKING NEWS: 23rd ICZ Conference postponed until 21 – 25 November 2021. More information to follow

    Dear Colleagues, It is with regret that we have to inform you of the Local Organising Committee’s decision to postpone the ICZ 2020 Conference that was to be hosted in July this year.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has had a dire impact on countries and communities around the world, as well as the […]

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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 31 March 2020. Early bird registrations also close on 31 March. 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 […]

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  • Study: KNP hyaenas ‘explore’ rather than actively scavenge human sites

    https://doi.org/10.1080/15627020.2018.1518728   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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  • Invasive mussels: findings for intertidal can’t be translated to subtidal

    By Dane McDonald: Researchers have sounded the warning that findings for invasive mussels on South Africa’s rocky shores cannot ‘simply’ be translated into findings for sub tidal regions. In a recent study Dr Tammy Robinson and her research colleagues found that invasion patterns for Mytilus galloprovincialis and Semimytilus algosus in the ‘subtidal’ regions on the […]

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