Before we leap into the New Year, we want to celebrate some of our best moments from 2023!

1. Hundreds of wild cockatoos were given lifesaving medical treatment of surgery in our Vet Hospital. 

2. An incredible 55 critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoises were bred as part of our conservation program that's brought the species back from the brink. 

3.  The Dibbler conservation program came to an official close, with the final 18 Zoo-bred dibblers released onto Dirk Hartog Island!

4. We provided expert veterinary care at two major whale strandings in WA. 

5. Adorable Numbat joeys were bred and 11 released interstate to bolster wild populations.

6. Our welfare accreditation was renewed, meaning you can always trust our animals are given tip-top care. 

7.  We welcomed a brand-new species to the Zoo: Red-rumped Agouti!

8. We continued to provide funds to our international conservation partners to protect wildlife in wild places. We even hit a milestone of $500,000 for Free the Bears!

9. We achieved a world-first for the Western Ground Parrot and unlocked new invaluable conservation information

10. We launched a workplace traineeship program with Clontarf Aboriginal College. 

11. And finally, a forever home was announced for our beloved elephants. 

And we accomplished all this while we celebrated our 125th birthday, opened a new café, playground and function centre, achieved record visitation, welcomed the Wild About Babies sculptures and lit up with brand-new larger than life animal lanterns. Phew! What a year!

2023 certainly was a big one, and with our first Master Plan projects completed, this is just the beginning.

We can’t wait to do so much more with you in 2024.