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Endangered Dibblers Destined for Dirk Hartog Island National Park

• Twenty-four zoo-born Dibblers will be released at Dirk Hartog Island National Park for the first time.
• Since 1997 over 900 Dibblers bred at Perth Zoo have been released to the wild.

New Board Members for Perth Zoo

Appointees are:
• Mr Grant Robinson – Chairman
• Ms Di Bain from Bain Media
• Mr Jamie Fini of FJM Property Perth

Western Swamp Tortoise swimming
Biggest Wild Release for Rare Reptiles

• 73 western swamp tortoises hatched at Perth Zoo to be released to Moore River Nature Reserve.
• This is the single biggest wild release of the species.

Two lionesses laying on a platform at Perth Zoo
Record Number of Visitors to Perth Zoo

• Perth Zoo has broken its visitation record with 717,623 visitors in this financial year
• Zoo visitors enjoyed many highlights over the last 12 months, including the 120th birthday, Zoorassic Park and the arrival of several rare species

Environment Minister feeding giraffe carrots
Perth Zoo Awaiting a Giraffe Calf

• Perth Zoo giraffes, Kitoto and Armani, expecting their second calf
• World Giraffe Day celebrates the tallest land animal on earth

Gibbon baby suckling while being held by mother gibbon
One of the World’s Rarest Apes Born at Perth Zoo

One of the world’s rarest apes, a White-cheeked Gibbon has been introduced to the public today to celebrate World Environment Day.

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.