Norbert the Nabarlek: pint-sized ambassador
A rarely-seen young Nabarlek or pygmy rock wallaby rescued by a Broome wildlife carer has taken up residence at Perth Zoo. Read more about the Nabarlek.
Two echidna puggles born at Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo’s groundbreaking echidna breeding program has produced a further two puggles and another world-first breeding milestone. Read more about the puggles.
Ring-tailed Lemur twins born at Perth Zoo
Two Ring-tailed Lemurs were born at Perth Zoo on 14 September to mum Zanaka. Perth Zoo is part of a regional breeding program for this threatened species.
Baby meerkats make debut at Perth Zoo
The popular meerkat colony at Perth Zoo has expanded with the birth of four healthy kits. Find out more about the kits here.
Otter Joy for Perth Zoo
The first otters born at Perth Zoo in 18 years made their public debut on 17 September during a health check by the Zoo’s veterinary staff. Find out more about the otter pups here.
The Pitter-Patter of Penguin Feet
Check out these photos of a penguin chick born recently at Perth Zoo. The photos were taken weekly, starting on 30 July when the chick was one day old. Penguin chicks grow quickly and this one already weighs over 1 kg. It is still in its burrow being looked after by its parents but will emerge in the next few weeks, ready to take its first swim.
A Lumpy Lion’s Visit to the Veterinary Hospital
Recently Perth Zoo keepers noticed a lump on the back of 10-year-old lion Mandela. To investigate the lump, the big cat underwent a general anaesthetic at the Perth Zoo Veterinary Hospital on 8 August. Read more about Mandela’s visit to the veterinary hospital.
Endangered African Painted Dogs born at Perth Zoo
Seven African Painted Dogs – four males and three females – were born at Perth Zoo on 1 May. When the pups were seven weeks old they had their first health check. Read more about the successful breeding program for this endangered species.
Black-headed Pythons hatch at Perth Zoo
Three Black-headed Pythons that hatched at Perth Zoo on 9 January received their first vet check this week. The pythons are currently around 35cm long but when they’re fully grown they’ll reach up to 3m. The youngsters are off-exhibit at the moment but you can see their parents in the Reptile Encounter.
Two endangered orangutans born at Perth Zoo
Perth Zoo’s internationally-renowned breeding colony of critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans has added another two youngsters to its fold. Read more about the orangutans.
Black-capped Capuchin Baby
Black-capped Capuchin Lola gave birth to her 6th infant on Australia Day. The youngster still spends much of its time on mum’s back. Perth Zoo is part of a regional breeding program for this South American species.
New Giraffe Calf for Misha
Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs Enjoying Icy Fruit Cups on a Hot Day
Echidna Puggle ‘Kai’
Elegant Parrot Chicks
These two Elegant Parrot chicks hatched on 5 October 2011 in the Birds of the South-west Aviary.
This Purple-crowned Lorikeet hatched on 2 October 2011 in the Birds of the South-west Aviary.
Ring-tailed Lemur Baby
Ring-tailed Lemur Zanaka gave birth to a male infant on 17 September 2011. The Zoo is part of a regional breeding program for this species which is threatened with poaching and habitat destruction in its native home of Madagascar.