Be a superhero for rare animals
PERTH Zoo wants visitors to join their Super Zoo Keepers this winter, helping save endangered animals such as the african painted dog.
A litter of the painted dogs, in the African Savannah, is among the zoo’s newest and cutest additions.
Their mum, Kisuri, has shown her super strength as a caring and cautious mother to the 11 puppies.
With fewer than 6000 painted dogs remaining in the wild, every pup born is precious. Perth Zoo operations and life sciences curator John Lemon has dedicated his life to saving the creature.
Another endangered animal the zoo is working to protect is the white-cheeked gibbon, which can be seen in the Asian Rainforest.
And the native numbat, twice as rare as the giant panda, can be found in the Australian Bushwalk section of the zoo.
During the school holidays, young visitors are encouraged to don their capes and follow the Wildlife Superhero trail to Perth Zoo headquarters.
There they will get to discover more about animal superheroes and enjoy fun activities, including making their own Wildlife Superhero costume. Readers have the chance to win one of five family passes to Perth Zoo for the school holidays. Go to communitynews.com.au to enter.
One of the baby african painted dogs.