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Huge milestone for Dibbler breeding and conservation

We’re celebrating on a large scale for a very, very small species! Keepers have just recently weaned the Zoo’s 1000th baby Dibbler and given that it was a species once considered extinct in the early 1900s, we are extremely happy … Continue reading

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From blonde to black and then back to blonde again?

  Who remembers Canh, the incredibly cute White-cheeked Gibbon born here at the Zoo in April last year?                 Well, you might not recognize him anymore… He’s gone from blonde to black and … Continue reading

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Hyena laughs all the way to the dentist

How much do you enjoy a visit to the dentist? Sabi, one of the Zoo’s Spotted Hyenas, might not be much of a fan after getting a full dental check-up and several teeth removed following his latest vet visit. The … Continue reading

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International love match at Perth Zoo!

An international search to find a love match for two of Perth Zoo’s White- Cheeked Gibbons, Kit and Li-Lian has been successful! Perth Zoo’s White- Cheeked Gibbons are part of an international breeding program for the critically endangered species. Six … Continue reading

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PERTH ZOO CELEBRATES FIRST TREE KANGAROO BIRTH IN 36 YEARS

Perth Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo joey, the first to be born at the Zoo in 36 years. The male joey which was born the size of a jellybean six months ago is now … Continue reading

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We’re Creating a More Sustainable Zoo

“Why is that road dug up?”, “How do we get over there?” These are questions we’ve heard a lot over the past few months, but you won’t have to ask them any longer! Great news, the Zoo’s project to update … Continue reading

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Sweetie the Cockatoo soars in the wild

Our mission at saving wildlife has taken full flight with the recent wild spotting of a past Zoo hospital patient! Some 10 months ago, ‘Sweetie’ the Carnaby’s Cockatoo was admitted to our vet hospital, with a shotgun pellet lodged just … Continue reading

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Zoo vets save Green Sea Turtle

See below images as this Green See Turtle recently made a visit to the Zoo’s vet hospital, removing two fibropapilloma lesions on its neck. With the ability to hold their breath for at least thirty minutes, putting this patient under … Continue reading

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Young kangaroo finds new home

A lot of international visitors think that when they come to Australia koalas will drop out of the trees (drop bears) and kangaroos will bound down the streets and hop alongside you. At Perth Zoo we don’t have drop bears, … Continue reading

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Nurse Kate

Celebrities, superstars move over…we’ve got Nurse Kate! This week we had a celebrity moment when a young ‘fan’ flew across the country to meet his idol, Veterinary Nurse Kate! Despite having recently moved over east, former Zoo Friends, Bek and … Continue reading

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