From next Monday 22 May, our team of expert horticulturalists will be carrying out works to protect our lush, botanical gardens from an invasive pest.
You may have heard that the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is monitoring an exotic beetle species which has been found throughout Perth’s metropolitan suburbs.
This invasive pest can severely damage host trees, with some dying within two years. There is currently no effective treatment option.
We have been working closely with DPIRD to remove any risks to our beautiful botanical gardens, and unfortunately some of our trees have been found to be infected.
Now’s the time to act so we can stop the pest in its tracks!
Perth Zoo is open every day of the year, meaning there will be times we need to complete works during visitor hours.
We know works can be inconvenient when you’re exploring the Zoo, but this work is SUPER important and the only way we can slow the spread.
Our grounds provide a beautiful inner-city oasis and adds important green space within the urban sprawl of the city - and we want to keep it that way!
Our teams are working hard to minimise disruptions to you, but please be aware some pathways may be closed at various times.
Thank you for your understanding while we take these important steps to protect our beautiful, historic gardens!
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