It's Springtime at the Zoo
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.
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A veiled chameleon.
An emperor tamarin.
The male tree kangaroo Huli