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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.

Let’s re-think ‘the zoo’

A childhood trip to the zoo used to be a beloved rite of passage, but increasingly some people are beginning to feel uncomfortable with zoos.

Perth Zoo Asian Elephant Permai holding a guide.
Elephants in our care

Perth Zoo is currently being targeted by a group of people who claim to care about elephants, yet know little about our elephants or their individual needs. Many of the claims being made are inflammatory, baseless and completely contradict the way we care for the animals at Perth Zoo.

Perth Zoo staff member using creature compost
Perth Zoo's creatures help gardens grow wild

Perth Zoo is offering gardeners the opportunity to welcome an elephant, rhino or lion into their backyards to help their gardens grow wild.

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