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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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Extraordinary orangutan boardwalk opens at Perth Zoo

  Perth Zoo’s spectacular new orangutan boardwalk is now open to the public. The world-class facility gives visitors an amazing new perspective as they are lifted closer to the 12 tower top orangutans living at Perth Zoo. The Boardwalk rises … Continue reading

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Saving Lives in the Wild

The critically endangered Sumatran Rhino – which has no more than 100 individuals left – is getting a crucial helping hand from people who donated money to Perth Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) fund. Perth Zoo Chief Executive Susan Hunt … Continue reading

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Meerkat kits born at Perth Zoo

  Perth Zoo has three new residents. These super-cute meerkat kits were born on February 15 and are just starting to explore their home in the Zoo’s African Savannah. The trio kept to their nest box for the first three … Continue reading

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Threatened otters get a boost

Four new members of the world’s smallest otter species – the Asian Small-clawed Otter – have made their public debut at Perth Zoo. Perth Zoo Chief Executive Susan Hunt said the tiny pups are part of an Australasian breeding program … Continue reading

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