Thirty of Australia’s most endangered reptiles released
Conservation efforts to save one of the nation’s most critically endangered reptiles from extinction reached another milestone today with the release of 30 western swamp tortoises (Pseudemydura umbrina) into Moore River Nature Reserve, north of Perth.
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.