Perth Zoo reached a monthly visitation record in October, the same month it celebrated its 125th birthday.

  • ​Perth Zoo celebrates record visitation in October
  • More than 100,000 guests welcomed in same month as zoo’s 125th birthday
  • Success underpinned by $51 million investment from Cook Government in new café, playground, and function centre

During the month-long celebration, 103,000 visitors came through the gates to enjoy the zoo’s new café precinct, playground, and function centre - which were underpinned by a $51 million investment from the Cook Government.

Western Australians will have plenty more reasons to visit over summer, with Perth Zoo to host its ‘Zoocoustics’ Music Nights, Santa’s Cabin, and Zoo Year’s Eve events in November and December.

The zoo will also stay open until 7:30pm every Saturday in January with live acoustic music each night.
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Comments from Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

“Perth Zoo's 125th birthday celebration was a resounding success - with an unprecedented 100,000 individuals participating in the month-long festivities.

“The State Government’s recent enhancements, such as the new café precinct, playground, and function centre, have created a vibrant hub of activity within the heart of South Perth.

“As we head into the warmer months, I encourage families to explore the myriad of offerings at Perth Zoo.”