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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.

Perth Zoo orangutan Nyaru undergoing his first health check
Nyaru's first health check

Perth Zoo’s seven year-old adolescent male orangutan ‘Nyaru’ took a visit to the vets last week and just like every other child, he was not happy about missing his morning snack in preparation for his anesthetic!

Perth Zoo breeding the Western Swamp Tortoise
Expanded breeding for endangered reptile

The Western Australian Government has expanded breeding efforts at Perth Zoo for Australia’s most endangered reptile, the Western Swamp Tortoise.

White-cheeked Gibbon newborn clinging to mum
Critically Endangered White-cheeked Gibbon born at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male White-cheeked Gibbon baby.

Perth Zoo Cheetah Kifani
Zoo saddened by the passing of 'Kifani' the Cheetah

Perth Zoo staff have been saddened by the passing of the Zoo’s last remaining Cheetah, ‘Kifani’.

Meerkat kits born at Perth Zoo
More Meerkats for Perth Zoo's mob

Perth Zoo’s meerkat desert is a hive of activity with a second set of infants welcomed into the world in less than six months.

Simmo the crocodile underwater
Simmo's summer spruce-up

At 500kg and nearly five metres long, a slight exhibit change for Simmo the Estuarine Crocodile can be quite the difficult task for keepers!

Black and White Ruffed Lemur twins
Double trouble for the Zoo's Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs

Leaping lemurs! We’ve recently welcomed two critically endangered Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur twins.

Tricia the Asian Elephant enjoying a cake on her birthday
Jumbo sized birthday celebrations for Tricia the Asian Elephant

Jumbo sized celebrations are planned for Saturday 24th January as Tricia, Perth Zoo’s Asian Elephant matriarch celebrates her 58th birthday.

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