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JUMBO SIZED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR TRICIA THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

   Jumbo sized celebrations are planned for Sunday 24th January as Tricia, Perth Zoo’s Asian Elephant matriarch celebrates her 59th birthday. Tricia’s dedicated Zoo Keepers will be treating her to a giant birthday cake made of bran and fruit and … Continue reading

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World Wetlands Day

  Did you know that one of our Swans enjoys a morning shower? On February 2, we celebrate World Wetlands Day, joining the other one billion people in the world who directly rely upon wetlands. To kick off World Wetlands … Continue reading

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Amazing Amazonia Opens at Perth Zoo

Visitors to Perth Zoo these school holidays will be amongst the first to explore a new precinct, ‘Amazonia’, home to some amazing animals from the South American Amazon. The newly refurbished area is home to six inquisitive Brown-nosed Coati’s, a … Continue reading

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Furniture for Big Cats!

Just like your cats at home – our big cats love getting their paws and claws on new furniture.  Recently, a series of climbing structures that were designed and constructed by our talented Perth Zoo team were installed in the … Continue reading

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New Wild Born Orangutan!

There’s a wild new arrival! Our partners at the Sumatran Orangutan Reintroduction Centre were thrilled to discover a tiny baby clinging to Rimbani, the 15-year-old female orangutan. Staff were able to get close enough to them to discover that the … Continue reading

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International Volunteer Day

Saturday 5th December marks ‘International Volunteer Day’, a day set aside each year to raise awareness of the amazing contribution made by volunteers around the world. Let us tell you a little bit about our volunteers at the Zoo! Our … Continue reading

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Ever wanted to study at Perth Zoo?

If you’ve always dreamed of being a zoo keeper, you can now get a little closer to realising your wildest dreams by studying at Perth Zoo! The Taronga Training Institute is delivering the ACM30310 Certificate III in Captive Animals in … Continue reading

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Hooked On Paris Hilton

Hooked on Paris Hilton  Today was a bit of a celebrity day for us at Perth Zoo, we treated Paris Hilton!  Paris, an adult female Oblong Turtle was bought to Perth Zoo after being found hooked to a jetty in … Continue reading

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Fingers & claws crossed for Western Ground Parrot breeding success

Fewer than 140 Western Ground Parrots remain in the wild today! Our mission to save wildlife extends to all furry, feathered and scaly creatures and these stunning birds are  no exception. We recently upgraded the specialised aviaries they are housed … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo Saving Wildlife in Sumatra

We are always saying that your support is vital in helping us save wildlife in Sumatra, but what do we really mean by this? Thanks to your donations we are able to donate $151,000 a year to the different conservation … Continue reading

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