Category Archives: News

Rhino Keeper Update

A Perth Zoo veterinarian has had their hand caught in between a fence and a rhinoceros during a routine veterinary procedure at Perth Zoo this afternoon. The incident took place during a routine vet check of male Southern White Rhinoceros, … Continue reading

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One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for a Tortoise!

Runaway tortoise…well not quite, but resident Galapagos Tortoise, ‘Cerro’ certainly got some speed up on a walk through Perth Zoo’s African Savannah. Clocking 237 metres per hour, the tortoise marathon enabled us to move Cerro through the Zoo grounds and … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo Celebrates Feather-tail Glider Births

Perth Zoo is celebrating the breeding success of two Feather-tail Glider infants, the smallest gliding mammals in the world. The Zoo’s Australian Fauna keepers were delighted to find the young gliders when checking the nest boxes of the adult breeding … Continue reading

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Trafficked Tortoise Find Safe Haven at Perth Zoo

Fourteen critically endangered tortoise have found a safe haven at Perth Zoo after attempts to smuggle them across international borders. The Radiated Tortoises, native to Madagascar, were discovered in Hong Kong where they were confiscated by Convention on International Trade … Continue reading

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Baby Numbats suckling on mum!

Here’s something you don’t see every day – even our keepers rarely see this – two tiny Numbat babies suckling on mum! These youngsters are now approximately five months old and due to detach from their mother, ‘Pisac’ within the … Continue reading

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High-tech Medical Treatment for Reticulated Python,“Cuddles”.

“Cuddles” the Reticulated Python from Perth Zoo underwent a CT scan this week at Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital under the watchful eye of a team of experts. Most snakes of his type have a life expectancy of 25 years, but … Continue reading

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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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