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Vet nurse carrying wombat joey.
Perth Zoo Vet Nurses Become Mums to Orphaned Wombat

An eight-month-old wombat joey has been receiving round the clock care from two of Perth Zoo’s vet nurses who have been acting as surrogate mums.

man and wombat
Have your say on wildlife rehabilitation licences

• Further consultation is now underway on rehabilitator licence and fee structure
• A recent court case regarding the inhumane treatment of a wombat demonstrates the need for wildlife rehabilitator licences

two otter pups in log
Rare Otter Pups Born at Perth Zoo

Three rare otter pups born in late December were given their first hands-on veterinary check today at Perth Zoo.

Numbat with collar
Wild Release Ahead for Zoo Born Numbats

Fifteen Numbats born at Perth Zoo were fitted with radio collars today to prepare for their upcoming release into the wild.

Two lionesses sitting on the grass
Big Hopes for Big Cats

• Perth Zoo’s completed lion breeding facility officially opens
• Two new lionesses arrived at Perth Zoo

African Painted Dog looking inside carved pumpkin.
Halloween Treats Enrich Animals at Perth Zoo

The spookiest day of the year was also one of the most engaging for the animals at Perth Zoo as they were treated to Halloween-themed enrichment activities.

Vet's hands holding tiger's paw. Photo by Alex Asbury
Vet Check for Perth Zoo Tiger

Critically endangered Sumatran Tiger, ‘Jaya’ was given a thorough health check by Perth Zoo vets today.

WA Environment Minister and Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs Roar to Life at Perth Zoo

Life-sized dinosaurs have joined the animals at Perth Zoo to help raise awareness about species extinction.

Asian Elephant wearing blanket, with keeper close by.
Tricia Receives Specially Designed Blanket for Winter

Perth Zoo’s elderly Asian Elephant, Tricia has started wearing a jumbo sized blanket just in time for the winter solstice, to help keep her warm as the temperature drops.

Sumatran Orangutan Puan, looking to the side. Photo by Derick Smith
Perth Zoo Farewells Oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the World

Perth Zoo has farewelled ‘Puan’ the oldest Sumatran Orangutan in the world.