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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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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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Zoo HQ – now open!

A lot happens behind the scenes at Perth Zoo to provide the best possible care for all of our animals while helping to save their species in the wild. Visitors are always keen to know about the work of our … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Take Up Residence at Perth Zoo

  Life-sized dinosaur exhibit Zoorassic Park at Perth Zoo opens in a fortnight Provides important natural history lessons  A giant Tyrannosaurus and towering Apatosaurus are among 19 life-sized and life-like dinosaurs which are taking up residence at Perth Zoo.   … Continue reading

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