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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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International Day of the Forests

Today, Perth Zoo is celebrating Forests, the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, providing a home to more than 80% of our world’s animals. Although our animals here at the Zoo are safeguarded from many of the threats that the world’s … Continue reading

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Bukit Tigapuluh welcomes five new orangutans

As of early March, five more orangutans are now able to call Bukit Tigapuluh home – a National Park in Sumatra we help fund. Meet Alam. His cheeky little face looks like he hasn’t got a care in the world, … Continue reading

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Rhino goes for a dip

All it takes is the sound of the hose running or a simple ‘bath time’ call by their keepers and Memphis, our Southern-white Rhino comes galloping down to his mud wallow! Bathing our rhinos is a jumbo-sized task but keepers … Continue reading

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Keeping our orangutans busy at the Zoo

They say never to work with animals or children and for our orangutan keepers, sometimes it feels like they’re working with both… Not only are the orangutans here at Perth Zoo part of the largest colony of Sumatran Orangutan’s within … Continue reading

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Get to know our lions

They may do a whole lot of ‘lion around’, but the Zoo’s largest cat species are big on personality! The three African Lions who form Perth Zoo’s lion pride, are the kings of our savannah and a keeper-favourite. Let us … Continue reading

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