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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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Breeding hopes for WA’s rarest bird!

Seven critically endangered western ground parrots have been transferred by the Department of Parks and Wildlife from a secluded south coast enclosure to Perth Zoo, where it is hoped they will successfully breed. Environment Minister Albert Jacob said with fewer … Continue reading

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Birthday celebrations for unusual friends at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo orangutan Utama will spend her 35th birthday in the company of her best friend Hsing Hsing today. Hsing Hsing, the zoo’s dominant male orangutan, will turn 39 years old on Saturday. Orangutans are typically solitary, but Hsing Hsing … Continue reading

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Lioness visits Perth Zoo’s vet hospital

  Think you have trouble getting your pet to the vet? Imagine bringing a 138kg lion for a check-up. Perth Zoo’s lioness Shinyanga is having a routine health check at the zoo’s veterinary hospital today. Fourteen-year-old Shinyanga, who lives with … Continue reading

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Hyaena health checks at Perth Zoo

Spotted Hyaenas Kigana and Sabi are visiting Perth Zoo’s veterinary hospital for health checks today. One at a time, the hyaenas were anaesthetised in their enclosure before being put on a stretcher, carried to the zoo’s “animal ambulance” and driven … Continue reading

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Woylie and Slow Loris Best of Friends

They say true friendship knows no boundaries – and that’s certainly the case with ‘Boris’ the Slow Loris and ‘Old Girl’ the Woylie at Perth Zoo. Despite being solitary animals by nature, the two have developed an unusual friendship in … Continue reading

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Shingleback surprise at Perth Zoo

  Perth Zoo reptile keepers had a surprise delivery over Easter when an Australian shingleback skink that was confiscated from smugglers at Perth Airport late last year unexpectedly gave birth to two babies. “The mum has been in an enclosure … Continue reading

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