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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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WILD CHRISTMAS SURPRISES FOR PERTH ZOO’S ANIMALS

Perth Zoo’s animals woke to find wild Christmas surprises in their exhibits in a festive version of the Zoo’s regular animal enrichment program. Western Brush-wallabies, ‘Kirra’ and ‘Glen’ woke to find an edible Christmas tree in their exhibit made from … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo prepares numbats for the wild

Fourteen numbats born at Perth Zoo were fitted with radio collars today ahead of being released into the wild. The release of the animals is part of a recovery program spearheaded by the State Government to arrest the decline of … Continue reading

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MEERKAT INFANTS BORN AT PERTH ZOO

The pitter patter of tiny feet can be heard at Perth Zoo with the recent birth of four tiny Meerkat kits. The kits were discovered by Perth Zoo Keepers, snuggled with alpha female ‘Tilly’ in the birthing den on 13th … Continue reading

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ORPHANED QUOKKA FINDS NEW LIFE AT PERTH ZOO

An orphaned baby Quokka is receiving round the clock care at Perth Zoo after being found in the pouch of its deceased mother in the wild. The little female joey was discovered by dedicated Rottnest Island Authority staff in the … Continue reading

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Devilish Halloween Treats for Perth Zoo’s Animals

31.10.14 Some of Perth Zoo’s animals received devilish treats today as part of the Zoo’s environmental enrichment program which had a Halloween twist. The Tasmanian Devils, African Lions and Slender-tailed Meerkats woke to find ghoulish carved pumpkins filled with favourite … Continue reading

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Endangered Dibblers return to Perth

The endangered carnivorous marsupial, the Dibbler has made a return to Perth with the release of 54 individuals into a local metropolitan park. The Perth Zoo bred animals were released into a 150 hectare fenced area at Whiteman Park giving … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo goes ape over rare baby gibbon

The male Gibbon named ‘Owa’ or ‘gibbon’ in Indonesian was born on 20 June, 2014 but has had to be reared by Perth Zoo keepers six days after his birth when it became evident that mother, ‘Hecla’ wasn’t producing enough … Continue reading

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Tiger Visits Perth Zoo’s Vet Hospital

A critically endangered Sumatran Tiger had a trip to the doctor today at Perth Zoo’s veterinary hospital.  ‘Jaya’ the male six year old tiger was transferred to the veterinary hospital for a health check, which included checking over his coat, … Continue reading

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