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Puppy vet check
Puppy Health Check at Perth Zoo

Eleven endangered African Painted Dog puppies were given their first hands-on health check following their birth in April at Perth Zoo.

Carnaby's Cockatoo eating seeds
Perth Zoo Vets Give Injured Cockatoo New Wings

Perth Zoo’s vets have given an injured bird a new lease on life with feather implants.

Tree Kangaroo with joey in pouch.
Perth Zoo Welcomes a Second Tree Kangaroo Joey

Perth Zoo has celebrated the birth of an endangered Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo, the second joey to be born at the Zoo since 1980.

Female lion walking
Big Cat Birthdays at Perth Zoo

There were roars of excitement at Perth Zoo today as Shinyanga the lioness and Jaya the Sumatran Tiger celebrated their big cat birthdays.

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.

Tricia the Asian Elephant with Keeper at Perth Zoo.
Perth Zoo Has a Long Track-Record of Caring For Elephants

Perth Zoo has today rejected criticism about the care of elephants involved in its Exercise for Elephants program.

elephant sitting on grass
Jumbo Celebrations as Tricia Turns 60!

Perth’s pachyderm icon, Tricia the Asian Elephant is celebrating her momentous 60th birthday today with festivities continuing all weekend at Perth Zoo.

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.

Perth celebrates arrival of new Giraffe

A new Giraffe arrived at Perth Zoo today after a three day cross-country journey from Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

Puan the Sumatran orangutan
Guinness World Record for Perth Zoo orangutan

A Perth Zoo orangutan has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the oldest. The record has been achieved by ‘Puan’ the matriarch of Perth Zoo’s world famous colony.

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