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Extraordinary orangutan boardwalk opens at Perth Zoo

  Perth Zoo’s spectacular new orangutan boardwalk is now open to the public. The world-class facility gives visitors an amazing new perspective as they are lifted closer to the 12 tower top orangutans living at Perth Zoo. The Boardwalk rises … Continue reading

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Saving Lives in the Wild

The critically endangered Sumatran Rhino – which has no more than 100 individuals left – is getting a crucial helping hand from people who donated money to Perth Zoo’s Wildlife Conservation Action (WCA) fund. Perth Zoo Chief Executive Susan Hunt … Continue reading

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Meerkat kits born at Perth Zoo

  Perth Zoo has three new residents. These super-cute meerkat kits were born on February 15 and are just starting to explore their home in the Zoo’s African Savannah. The trio kept to their nest box for the first three … Continue reading

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Threatened otters get a boost

Four new members of the world’s smallest otter species – the Asian Small-clawed Otter – have made their public debut at Perth Zoo. Perth Zoo Chief Executive Susan Hunt said the tiny pups are part of an Australasian breeding program … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo tiger visits the vet

It took five veterinary staff and six keepers to ensure Perth Zoo’s beautiful Sumatran Tiger, Dumai, had an “uneventful” visit to the zoo’s veterinary hospital for his health check. The 10-year-old male is one of three critically endangered Sumatran Tigers … Continue reading

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Animal welfare a priority for Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo is committed to the lifelong care of its animals. Animal welfare is central to our purpose and overall objectives at Perth Zoo. There are many instances of animals continuing to be cared for at Perth Zoo when they … Continue reading

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Zoo favourite Tricia the elephant turns 57

  Perth Zoo’s beautiful Asian elephant, Tricia, is celebrating her 57th birthday today with a multi-tiered birthday cake loaded with elephant treats and a day of fun activities. A jumbo birthday card specially painted for Tricia by two of her … Continue reading

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Massive python gets TLC at Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo’s huge 5-metre long reticulated python “Cuddles” is being treated with antibiotics to give him a healthy boost after the giant elderly snake stopped eating last year. Reticulated pythons are considered the longest snakes in the world, mainly thanks … Continue reading

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Animals keep their cool at Perth Zoo

  Perth Zoo has started handing out monster icy poles and other iced treats to its animals as a mini heat wave grips the city. With temperatures set to soar to 44C tomorrow, after 36C forecast today, Zoo staff have … Continue reading

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Oldest Perth Zoo orangutan celebrates another birthday

  Perth Zoo’s much-loved Sumatran Orangutan, Puan, celebrates her 61st birthday today (Tuesday, 31 December). Believed to be one of the oldest Sumatran Orangutans in the world, Puan is also the second oldest of more than 1200 animals resident at … Continue reading

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