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Anna with mud samples
Making Mud Pies for… Frogs!

Sometimes science can be downright dirty stuff! This National Science Week, find out why we are literally playing with mud.

Carnaby's Cockatoos in Gingin
A Return to the Wild at Gingin for Endangered Cockatoos

Watching as the last Carnaby’s Cockatoo hesitantly left his carry cage before quickly taking flight into the darkening sky, was a special moment to witness.

Gorilla Statue on Bench
Meet the Artist Behind the Gorilla Statue

It was back in 1990 when Zoo visitors were first introduced to a statue of a gorilla and baby, since then there have been countless photos taken with it. Perhaps you have one yourself?

Tricia practicing wearing a blanket
Tricia Treated to Giant Blanket

A jumbo sized blanket is being designed to help Tricia, Perth Zoo’s elderly Asian Elephant ward off the winter chill.

Vet and Flatback Turtle
Four Rare Turtle Patients at Perth Zoo

Two endangered Loggerhead Turtles and two rare Flatback Turtles are recuperating at Perth Zoo after being found in poor condition on various WA beaches.

Mother koala with her joey.
Baby Boondi

Over the last month, Perth Zoo’s visitors have delighted in seeing the tiny face of one of our newest arrivals peeking out from the branches of the koala exhibit in the Australian Bushwalk.

Zoo Keeper and Numbat
Girl ‘Power’ Grows at Perth Zoo

I’m Vicki Power and this year I celebrate 30 years at Perth Zoo, as the longest serving female Zoo Keeper on staff.

Dibbler being moved into a nest box
Daring Dibblers Released

On the first day of winter, the keepers in our Native Species Breeding Program were up very early to prepare three of Perth Zoo’s female Dibblers for their release in to the wild.

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.

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