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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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More Meerkats For Perth Zoo’s Mob

Perth Zoo’s meerkat desert is a hive of activity with a second set of infants welcomed into the world in less than six months. Experienced mother ‘Tilly’ welcomed five more offspring on 7 March, 2015 with zoo keepers discovering them … Continue reading

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Morning jog – Zoo style!

We’re not fans of Quokka soccer, but we do love a morning jog with ‘Sticky’ the Quokka! Meet ‘Sticky’ a hand-raised Quokka who is an adored member of the Perth Zoo family. Sticky came to us back on the 27th … Continue reading

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Simmo’s summer spruce-up

At 500kg and nearly five metres long, a slight exhibit change for Simmo the Estuarine Croc can be quite the difficult task for keepers! Some of us may have been ‘summer cleansing ‘ and Simmo is no exception…well at least … Continue reading

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Double Trouble for the Zoo’s Black and White Ruffed Lemurs

Leaping lemurs! We’ve recently welcomed two critically endangered Black and White Ruffed Lemur twins.    Born to mother ‘Tave’ and father, ‘Oscar’ the pair are vital to help put their species a step further away from extinction. In fact, many … Continue reading

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JUMBO SIZED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR TRICIA THE ASIAN ELEPHANT

Jumbo sized celebrations are planned for Saturday 24th January as Tricia, Perth Zoo’s Asian Elephant matriarch celebrates her 58th birthday. Tricia’s dedicated Keepers will be treating her to a giant birthday cake made of bran and fruit and are encouraging … Continue reading

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MEERKAT INFANT HEALTH CHECK

Four meerkat kits were given their first hands-on health check at Perth Zoo today since their birth late last year. The youngsters which were born to experienced mother ‘Tilly’ were individually assessed, weighed, vaccinated and their sex determined by Perth … Continue reading

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WILD CHRISTMAS SURPRISES FOR PERTH ZOO’S ANIMALS

Perth Zoo’s animals woke to find wild Christmas surprises in their exhibits in a festive version of the Zoo’s regular animal enrichment program. Western Brush-wallabies, ‘Kirra’ and ‘Glen’ woke to find an edible Christmas tree in their exhibit made from … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo prepares numbats for the wild

Fourteen numbats born at Perth Zoo were fitted with radio collars today ahead of being released into the wild. The release of the animals is part of a recovery program spearheaded by the State Government to arrest the decline of … Continue reading

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MEERKAT INFANTS BORN AT PERTH ZOO

The pitter patter of tiny feet can be heard at Perth Zoo with the recent birth of four tiny Meerkat kits. The kits were discovered by Perth Zoo Keepers, snuggled with alpha female ‘Tilly’ in the birthing den on 13th … Continue reading

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