Young boy hit by car outside Perth Zoo

A young boy has been injured after he was hit by a car outside Perth Zoo. The boy who is primary school aged was hit near Labouchere Road in South Perth just before 11:20am. An off-duty doctor helped him at the scene and he was taken to Perth Children’s Hospital. Police said the driver of…

World Giraffe Day and exciting announcement from Perth Zoo

In celebration of World Giraffe Day today, Perth Zoo and Environment Minister Stephen Dawson announced the news of a giraffe calf to be born later this winter. Giraffe parents Kitoto and Armani welcomed their first calf Kamili in March last year, with Kitoto falling pregnant again soon after. The exact due date is difficult to…

Perth Zoo Baby Giraffe Kamili Celebrates First Birthday

Picture Courtesy: Supplied: Stephen Dawson’s Facebook Page. A baby giraffe at Perth Zoo has celebrated a milestone, celebrating its first birthday. Visitors joined with the zoo to celebrate Kamili’s birthday, acknowledging the event with the opening of a newly upgraded African savannah tower. The improved tower is designed to enhance visitors’ experiences, taking them behind…

Beverley Woman Charged Over Meerkat Theft

WA Police have charged a Beverley woman following the theft of a meerkat in September. The meerkat was stolen from Perth Zoo on 20 September. Beverley Police recovered the animal with public assistance. The 31-year-old woman has been charged with unlawful possession of stolen property. She is the third person to be charged over the…

Perth Zoo Plans for Future Zoo Without Elephants as It Turns 120

Perth Zoo is looking to the future of the zoo without its iconic elephant exhibit, as it celebrates its 120th birthday. The zoo has begun to future-proof Perth’s world-renowned zoo to create an innovative future zoo to provide new wildlife experiences for local and international visitors as well for animals. Planning will prepare for the…

Endangered Tortoises Found After Seven Year Search

By Stephanie Acevedo Two people have been arrested over the recent recovery of two Madagascan Radiated Tortoises that were alleged to have been stolen from Perth Zoo. The rare endangered tortoises were believed to have been stolen from the zoo seven years ago, but were recovered earlier in September. They were found after WA Police…

Perth Zoo Awarded For Disability Access and Inclusion Efforts

Watching the video version of the story by clicking on the player above! This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. The Companion Card Affiliate award of the year has been given to Perth Zoo. Disability Services Minister Helen Morton presented the award to Perth Zoo on behalf of National Disability Services (NDS), which…

Weekly Science Report

CLICK on the player above to watch the Weekly Science Report.   Former Japanese Prime Minister Tours Australia against Nuclear Power It’s been 3 years since the catastrophic Fukushima nuclear disaster and the devastating effects continue to be felt by hundreds of thousands of people. Mr Naoto Kan was the Japanese prime minister when the nuclear…