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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.

Large lioness walking
New Lion Exhibit Opens at Perth Zoo

• First half of Perth Zoo’s expanded African Lion exhibit opens to the public
• Second half will commence construction shortly and include specialised breeding dens

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.

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.

Cerro celebrating his 50th birthday eating
Perth Zoo tortoise turns 50

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.

Sumatran Orangutan Nyaru being released to the wild
Perth Zoo orangutan released to the wild

Perth Zoo has continued its world leading program for orangutans releasing another critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan born at Perth Zoo into a protected rainforest in Indonesia.