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Conservation in Action

Perth Zoo works in partnership with local and global conservation partners to save wildlife through its grants program ‘Wildlife Conservation Action’.

Perth Zoo’s grants program has invested more than $3.5 million into field-based conservation since 2007, delivering tangible, long term outcomes such as protecting and securing natural habitats, funding anti-poaching units, providing community education and employment, regional species breeding programs and releasing native animals into the wild. Thanks to your support and donations to Perth Zoo’s conservation grants program, we are achieving a goal of safe, secure wildlife populations in their natural habitat. Find out more about how your donation helps.

African Painted Dog at Perth Zoo
African Painted Dog

We are working with a conservation outreach program educating local school children in Zambia and supporting Painted Dog anti-snaring teams.

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur enjoying an enrichment at Perth Zoo
Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur

Only 10% of Madagascar’s rainforest still exists. We’re working to reverse this destruction and help secure a future for the animals and plants.

Asian Elephants Tricia and Permai at Perth Zoo
Asian Elephant

In partnership with the Frankfurt Zoological Society, we’ve established Wildlife Protection Units in the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem.

Sumatran Orangutan at Perth Zoo
Sumatran Orangutan

Did you know we are the only Zoo in the world releasing zoo-born orangutans in to the wild? With your support, we can continue this important work.

Southern White Rhino at Perth Zoo
Sumatran Rhinoceros

With your help, we have worked with the Asian Rhino Project protecting rhinos and their habitat through Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) and research.

Sumatran Tiger at Perth Zoo
Sumatran Tiger

Due to habitat destruction and poaching, there are estimated to be fewer than 400 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild. You can help.

White-cheeked Gibbon at Perth Zoo
White-cheeked Gibbon

Perth Zoo’s White-cheeked Gibbons are part of an international breeding program which help raise awareness of this species plight in the wild.

Sleeping Sun Bear at Perth Zoo
Sun Bear

We’re working with Free the Bears to fund research programs for Sun Bears in Southeast Asia, assisting protection and conservation activity in the wild.

Moon Bear Courtesy of Free the Bears
Asiatic Black Bear

Hunted for its skin, paws, and gall bladder/bile for food or traditional medicine, the bears are also threatened by deforestation.

Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo in exhibit at Perth Zoo
Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo

Alongside our partner the Tenkile Conservation Alliance, we’re working with local communities in North West Papua New Guinea.

Javan Gibbon at Perth Zoo
Javan Gibbon

With your help, we can work to protect this endangered species. Fighting the illegal wildlife trade is essential to their survival.

Komodo Dragon at Perth Zoo
Komodo Dragon

Perth Zoo funds a program that tracks, monitors and researches Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat in Komodo National Park.

Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Black Cockatoo

Our veterinarians have treated hundreds of injured wild black cockatoos, some going on to be rehabilitated and released back into the wild.

Bush Stone-curlew with chick at Perth Zoo
Bush Stone-curlew

With your support we can continue our work in partnership with the Department of Parks and Wildlife to reintroduce bush stone-curlew in to urban Perth reserves.

A Dibbler with a pine cone
Dibbler

For years, Perth Zoo has bred Dibblers for release into predator safe Department of Parks and Wildlife managed areas on islands and the mainland.

Numbat showing its stripes
Numbat

Since 1993 over 160 Numbats bred at the Zoo have been released into the wild. With your help we can ensure a future for this endangered species.

Southern Cassowary head up-close
Southern Cassowary

Perth Zoo has partnered with Rainforest Rescue and the Zoo and Aquarium Association to save the cassowary and its habitat.

Western Swamp Tortoise
Western Swamp Tortoise

By breeding these little guys for release, we're able to boost their numbers in the wild into areas protected by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

White-bellied Frog
Native Frogs

Our native frogs are threatened by habitat destruction, water pollution, disease and climate change. Your support goes towards our frog release program.

A Western Ground Parrot in a nest
Western Ground Parrot

There are thought to be fewer than 150 Western Ground Parrots in the wild. You can help Perth Zoo bring them back from the brink of extinction.