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.
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.