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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED WHITE-CHEEKED GIBBON BORN AT PERTH ZOO

Perth Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male White-cheeked Gibbon baby. The new arrival was born to Perth Zoo’s female, ‘Jermei’ and French born father, ‘Tao’ and discovered by zoo keepers on the morning of April 21st. Perth Zoo’s … Continue reading

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Digging Deep for Australia’s Most Endangered Reptile!

It’s not every day you get to help create a home for Australia’s most endangered reptile, but recently four volunteers from Midland Brick did just that, digging deep to plant out the ponds in our new Western Swamp Tortoise breeding … Continue reading

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Expanded breeding for endangered reptile

The Western Australian Government has expanded breeding efforts at Perth Zoo for Australia’s most endangered reptile, the western swamp tortoise.   The new facility funded by the State Government, and using in-kind contributions from Boral Midland Brick, replaces smaller, older … Continue reading

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Zoo saddened by the Passing of ‘Kifani’ the Cheetah.

Perth Zoo staff have been saddened by the passing of the Zoo’s last remaining cheetah, ‘Kifani’. At 14 years old, ‘Kifani’ was in her twilight years and had been suffering from a long-term eye problem. In recent weeks, her condition … Continue reading

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More Meerkats For Perth Zoo’s Mob

Perth Zoo’s meerkat desert is a hive of activity with a second set of infants welcomed into the world in less than six months. Experienced mother ‘Tilly’ welcomed five more offspring on 7 March, 2015 with zoo keepers discovering them … Continue reading

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Morning jog – Zoo style!

We’re not fans of Quokka soccer, but we do love a morning jog with ‘Sticky’ the Quokka! Meet ‘Sticky’ a hand-raised Quokka who is an adored member of the Perth Zoo family. Sticky came to us back on the 27th … Continue reading

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Simmo’s summer spruce-up

At 500kg and nearly five metres long, a slight exhibit change for Simmo the Estuarine Croc can be quite the difficult task for keepers! Some of us may have been ‘summer cleansing ‘ and Simmo is no exception…well at least … Continue reading

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Double Trouble for the Zoo’s Black and White Ruffed Lemurs

Leaping lemurs! We’ve recently welcomed two critically endangered Black and White Ruffed Lemur twins.    Born to mother ‘Tave’ and father, ‘Oscar’ the pair are vital to help put their species a step further away from extinction. In fact, many … Continue reading

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JUMBO SIZED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR TRICIA THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

Jumbo sized celebrations are planned for Saturday 24th January as Tricia, Perth Zoo’s Asian Elephant matriarch celebrates her 58th birthday. Tricia’s dedicated Keepers will be treating her to a giant birthday cake made of bran and fruit and are encouraging … Continue reading

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MEERKAT INFANT HEALTH CHECK

Four meerkat kits were given their first hands-on health check at Perth Zoo today since their birth late last year. The youngsters which were born to experienced mother ‘Tilly’ were individually assessed, weighed, vaccinated and their sex determined by Perth … Continue reading

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