Our award-winning research and breeding program for threatened Western Australian fauna has resulted in the wild release of more than 4,000 Zoo-bred animals.
For quarter-of-a-century, Perth Zoo has partnered with Parks and Wildlife to establish and run breeding programs to support the Species Recovery Plans for a range of native Western Australian fauna. We research the reproductive biology, growth and development of four key threatened species to assist with recovery and conservation efforts. Since 1992, more than 4,000 animals bred at Perth Zoo have been released into protected wild habitat to help secure a future for these species on the brink.
Western Australia’s mammal emblem has suffered a staggering decrease in population since the arrival of Europeans in Australia.