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4,000th animal released into the wild
In 2017 the 4,000th animal bred or reared at our Zoo was released into the wild!
Almost one-third of the animals at Perth Zoo are involved in programs to bolster wild populations;
This includes running the only breeding programs in the world for Numbat and Dibbler;
Zoo breeding has also reversed the fate of the previously thought extinct Western Swamp Tortoise. More than 750 individuals have returned to their natural swamps.
At the Zoo site, we cared for 1,400 animals from 169 species.
We opened the first half of a new $3.1 million African Lion Exhibit which will see us start to re-build our pride of lions in 2018;
Our vets saw, on average, 20 patients per day and treated a myriad of wild animals including more than 200 sick or injured wild black cockatoos and over 50 wild sea turtles caught up in unusual weather patterns along the WA coastline;
We also conducted 145 medical checks for confiscated reptiles on behalf of Parks and Wildlife and Australian Customs.