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Southern White Rhino at Perth Zoo
A Short-beaked Echidna puggle with its long tongue extended being held by a Perth Zoo keeper
Sumatran Orangutan at Perth Zoo
Sumatran Tiger walk in its enclosure at Perth Zoo
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Most of you would be familiar with that classic film, The Lion King. Simba the lion cub loses his dad, but eventually defeats his mean uncle and a “slow-witted” gang of hyaenas to become king. We know it’s a great story (with an amazing soundtrack), but there is one problem we have with it…hyaenas are completely misrepresented.

It’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate we thought we’d tell you a bit more about a new addition to the Perth Zoo Docent (volunteer) Association – our new Animal Care program*, find out more from team leader, Katrina.

Perth Zoo educator showing some school boys an echidna

Spend an inspiring day with our animals assisted by one of our trained educators or at your own pace. You can even stay the night!

Numbat showing its stripes

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