It's Spring­time at the Zoo

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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

PERTH Zoo is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a spring­time boom, with plenty of new an­i­mals wel­comed in time for the school hol­i­days.

The new ar­rivals in­clude wal­laby joeys, a male tree kan­ga­roo and an em­peror tamarin.

They have also got some cold-blooded friends who are en­joy­ing the warm weather – in­clud­ing a veiled chameleon and dampier mon­i­tor.

Visi­tors to the zoo will be among the first to get a look at two fe­male western swamp wal­laby joeys.

There is not much known about this unique WA wal­laby, how­ever this year Perth Zoo keep­ers were able to train the moth­ers to al­low them to mon­i­tor their joeys us­ing an en­do­scope.

The joeys are now six months old and visi­tors ex­plor­ing Perth Zoo’s Aussie Bush­walk will be able to see the young­sters be­gin­ning to test out their wob­bly legs.

A new male Good­fel­low’s tree kan­ga­roo is also set­tling in. Huli re­cently ar­rived from Queens­land to woo res­i­dent fe­males Doba and Kahluli.

Perth Zoo is open ev­ery day of the year from 9am to 5pm.

■ We have five Perth Zoo fam­ily passes to give away to our read­ers in time for the school hol­i­days. En­ter online at com­mu­ni­

A veiled chameleon.

An em­peror tamarin.

The male tree kan­ga­roo Huli

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