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Tricia the elephant receiving her birthday cake
Jumbo sized birthday celebrations for Tricia the Asian Elephant

Jumbo sized celebrations are planned for Sunday 24th January as Tricia, Perth Zoo’s Asian Elephant matriarch celebrates her 59th birthday.

Perth Zoo keeper talking to visitors in Amazonia
Amazing Amazonia opens at Perth Zoo

Visitors to Perth Zoo these school holidays will be amongst the first to explore a new precinct, ‘Amazonia’, home to some amazing animals from the South American Amazon.

Western Ground Parrot
Loss of critically endangered Western Ground Parrots

Perth Zoo is saddened to announce the death of the two Western Ground Parrots which were recently transferred to the Zoo from the wild.

Wild Christmas for Perth Zoo keeper

Perth Zoo Keeper Stephen Catwell is set to have a wild Christmas as he cares round the clock for a Western Brush-wallaby joey.

Fostered penguin being hand raised
Fostered penguin thrives at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo staff have hand raised a Little Penguin to ensure its valuable wild genetics are not lost to a breeding program which helps safeguard a future for this Western Australian species.

A Galapagos Tortoise eating a watermelon cake for Christmas
Wild Christmas at Perth Zoo

Christmas arrived a week early for Perth Zoo’s elephants, Galapagos Tortoise and lemurs who woke to find festive treats throughout their exhibits.

Rare birds health checked at Perth Zoo

Two critically endangered Western Ground Parrots which were transferred to Perth Zoo as part of the recovery program for the species before fires devastated their wild habitat were given a health check today.

Emu taking a bath
Summer makes a splash at Perth Zoo

With a hint of summer in the air, Perth Zoo’s animals kept their cool today thanks to the efforts of their dedicated Zoo Keepers.

Oblong Tortoise had a fishing hook removed
Hooked on Paris Hilton

Today was a bit of a celebrity day for us at Perth Zoo - we treated Paris Hilton!

A Dibbler in a flower
Dibblers keeping fit - a wheelie good idea

It’s just like going to the gym for the animals but they don’t even need to leave home! We are sure you’re familiar with a ‘hamster wheel’ – well it’s a similar concept, but for Perth Zoo's Dibblers.