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Hyaena enjoys birthday cake
Clearing up a Spotty Reputation

Most of you would be familiar with that classic film, The Lion King. Simba the lion cub loses his dad, but eventually defeats his mean uncle and a “slow-witted” gang of hyaenas to become king. We know it’s a great story (with an amazing soundtrack), but there is one problem we have with it…hyaenas are completely misrepresented.

Animal Care Volunteer Katrina with keepers in Bushwalk
Being an Animal Care Volunteer

It’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate we thought we’d tell you a bit more about a new addition to the Perth Zoo Docent (volunteer) Association – our new Animal Care program*, find out more from team leader, Katrina.

Net Fix at Perth Zoo

Visitors to Perth Zoo recently got to enjoy a Net Fix marathon. No, not a Netflix movie marathon, but an extraordinary logistical operation to fix the netting that forms the roof of our beautiful Wetlands Aviary.

Western Swamp Tortoise Hatchlings

Behind the scenes at Perth Zoo our keepers in the Native Species Breeding Program are being kept busy with several Western Swamp Tortoises hatching from their eggs.

Four Numbat joeys in the pouch of their mum.
Numbat Pouch Young

It’s a good year for breeding the endangered Numbat.

Meerkats enjoying Easter enrichment at Perth Zoo.
Perth Zoo’s Animals get Eggcellent Easter Surprise

Perth Zoo’s remarkable wildlife got some colourful Easter challenges this week, cracking into specially made paper mache eggs.

Komodo Dragon having a bath.
Into the Dragon's Den for a...Sponge Bath!

Watching a Komodo Dragon have a sponge bath is among the more unusual things I have seen, but also very special.

Close up photo of orangutan face
Rumble in the Jungle

Sometimes the most important lessons we learn in life are the ones we end up learning the hard way. An apt statement to describe the wild jungle lessons our orangutan Nyaru is learning.

Perth Zoo Welcomes Echidna Puggle

Perth Zoo has unveiled a spikey new addition, a Short-Beaked Echidna puggle.

gibbon sitting with a zoo keeper
Big Journey For a Little Ape

Last week I flew from Perth to Melbourne with two gibbons, completing a very long journey that started many years go with Lily, one special little ape.

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