Perth Zoo is one of the world’s leading conservation zoos, and at more than 100-years-old, it is a West Australian icon! So if you’re in Perth, you should definitely make a stop!
The animal collection at Perth Zoo is diverse, with about 170 species, and around 1200 animals – and it’s where the animal world comes to YOU!
The modern exhibits emphasise and encourage the natural behaviours, so kids will be able to really see how the animals act as they should. Because of this, kids, you might need to be patience with some animals!
Kids will be able to see some of their favourite animals around Perth Zoo, but they also might learn about some new species they haven’t heard of before! Have you ever seen an Asian elephant up close, or watched a Komodo Dragon make it’s way around?
The African Savannah is calling with those creatures you know and love, from the grand lion, to the tallest of giraffe and the Plains Zebra. You might feel like you are on safari!
But have you ever seen a Fennec Fox in action, or a Hamadryas Baboon? Now is your chance!
South African animals are waiting too, from the cute primates including the tamarin and marmoset, but also iconic creatures such as the Galapagos Tortoise.
But it’s not just creatures from across the waters that you can see at Perth Zoo. In fact, there are some creatures from our very own backyard within the zoo – and you might be surprised what lives nearby! You can meet the Estuarine Crocodile, and the Numbat, and even the quite Quokka.
Don’t miss the nocturnal house because they are filled with those creatures you might never see – because they are awake when you’re asleep!
The gardens are also an integral part of the Perth Zoo experience with many significant plantings including trees over 100 years old. The grounds include an impressive collection of local flora including Western Australian wild flower displays in spring (from September through October), as well as a Rainforest Retreat containing more than 5,000 plants and one of the finest collections of palms in southern Australia.
So why not spend the day with animals from all over the world, and teach kids about conversation, the environment, and nature! It’s a WILD family day out!