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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.

Feather-tail Glider baby being held in keepers hand
Perth Zoo celebrates Feathertail Glider births

Perth Zoo is celebrating the breeding success of two Feathertail Glider infants, the smallest gliding mammals in the world.

Volunteers from Midland Brick planting water plants in the Western Swamp Tortoise breeding facility
Digging deep for Australia's most endangered reptile

It’s not every day you get to help create a home for Australia’s most endangered reptile, but recently four volunteers from Midland Brick did just that, digging deep to plant out the ponds in our new Western Swamp Tortoise breeding complex.

Perth Zoo Eco Toilet
Eco-Toilet

The environmentally-friendly ‘eco toilet’ opened at Perth Zoo in August 2010 demonstrating the principles of ecologically sustainable design. The toilet facilities, located near the Nocturnal House, incorporate sustainability into every aspect of its design, and is proudly sponsored by the Water Corporation.

Perth Zoo Wetlands
Perth Zoo to showcase innovative water efficiency scheme

The replacement of ageing water infrastructure will showcase an environmentally sustainable scheme at the Perth Zoo.

Zoo Becomes home to Perth's biggest solar PV site

Elephants at Perth Zoo are the newest supporters of a solar-powered future after Environment Minister Bill Marmion today unveiled the city’s biggest solar site at the zoo.

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