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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.

Weaned dibbler being held in hand
Hope for rare marsupial on new island home

Twenty-nine Dibblers have been released on a remote island off the State’s south coast as part of a project to establish a new population of the endangered carnivorous marsupial.

Perth Zoo giraffe in crate heading across the Nullarbor
Nullarbor adventure for Perth giraffe

A giraffe from Perth Zoo will depart today for a 2200km journey across the Nullarbor Plain to join a herd at Monarto Zoo in South Australia.

Tree kangaro 'Huli' holding flower
Springtime matchmaking at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a male Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo, one of only 14 to be cared for by a zoo anywhere in the world.

Mustard Catering team receiving their award
Perth Zoo's caterers win WA caterer of the year

Perth Zoo’s partner, Mustard Catering is celebrating being named WA Caterer of the Year at the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Galapagos Tortoise being moved through the African Savannah
One small step for man, one giant leap for a tortoise!

Runaway tortoise…well not quite, but resident Galapagos Tortoise, ‘Cerro’ certainly got some speed up on a walk through Perth Zoo’s African Savannah.

A Radiated Tortoise next to lush, strappy plants.
Trafficked tortoise find safe haven at Perth Zoo

Fourteen critically endangered tortoise have found a safe haven at Perth Zoo after attempts to smuggle them across international borders.