Skip to main content
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.

Sumatran Tiger at Perth Zoo
Zoo mourns loss of Sumatran Tiger, Setia

Perth Zoo is saddened by the passing of ‘Setia’, a female Sumatran Tiger, who died yesterday.

A Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo joey at Perth Zoo eating a leaf
Perth Zoo celebrates first tree kangaroo birth in 36 years

Perth Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo joey, the first to be born at the Zoo in 36 years.

Adult Giraffe bending down to kiss the baby Giraffe on the top of the head
Perth Zoo farewells 'the kiss' giraffe

Perth Zoo has farewelled ‘Misha’ the Rothschild Giraffe made globally famous by the iconic image, ‘The Kiss’.

Nyaru the orangutan in the tree
Wild life for Perth Zoo orangutan

A Sumatran Orangutan born at Perth Zoo will be released into a protected rainforest in Indonesia to help the critically endangered species in the wild.

Perth Zoo's African Lion Nelson
Perth Zoo mourns loss of lion, 'Nelson'

Perth Zoo is mourning the passing of ‘Nelson’ the African Lion.

Cassowary chick
Living dinosaur hatches at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo has welcomed a living dinosaur, with the arrival of a Southern Cassowary chick which has hatched out just in time for the school holidays.

Perth Zoo lion visiting the Zoo vet dept dentist
Dental work on a lion

The king of Perth Zoo’s jungle, ‘Mandela’ the African Lion will get a full dental check up and assistance with some broken teeth at Perth Zoo today.

A Radiated Tortoise next to lush, strappy plants.
Tortoise taken from Perth Zoo

A critically endangered tortoise has been stolen from Perth Zoo on Monday evening.