Statement from the Zoo and Aquarium Association, Australasia
Commenting on Perth Zoo's animal care and welfare standards, the Executive Director of the Australasian Zoo and Aquarium Association, Chris Hibbard said:
"I can confirm that Perth Zoo has successfully been assessed under the rigorous ZAA Positive Welfare Accreditation program and is a Full Institutional Member of the Association, which is the peak body for zoos and aquariums in Australasia.
Report finds Lower Chittering site ideal for open range zoo
Animals such as elephants, bears, lions, pygmy hippopotamuses, baboons and giraffes; and a unique Australian animal experience could be part of the open range zoo being planned for Lower Chittering, Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said today.
One of Perth Zoo’s oldest residents, ‘Cerro’ the Galapagos Tortoise is turning 50 today. Perth Zoo Keepers are celebrating this momentous occasion with a specially created birthday cake for the tortoise.