Wild time in hol­i­days

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS - Lu­cas da Paz

THE April school hol­i­days are the per­fect time to meet some of Perth Zoo’s new­est and cutest ar­rivals.

An­i­mal-lovers wan­der­ing over to the Asian rain­for­est may spot the zoo’s furry red panda cub Ten­z­ing climb­ing the gi­ant fig tree in his ex­hibit.

Perth Zoo is part of a co­or­di­nated breed­ing pro­gram for the red panda, with this cub be­ing the 19th of the en­dan­gered species to be born at the zoo since 1997.

In the African sa­van­nah, a fe­male gi­raffe born on March 7 will be out ex­plor­ing her ex­hibit with mother Ki­tolo close by and ad­just­ing to the out­side world.

And on the board­walk by the main lake, tree kan­ga­roo Kaluli’s new joey will be pop­ping in and out of the pouch.

The Wild Zone will be open ev­ery day from 10am to 2pm, with vis­i­tors hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to match their wits with the Perth Zoo quizmaster in the an­i­mal quiz.

At the Ju­nior Wild Vet Hos­pi­tal, young an­i­mal lovers will get the chance to dress up as a zoo vet and fig­ure out what is trou­bling Leonard the lion or Gina the gi­raffe us­ing tools such as a stetho­scope, medicine and bandages.

Perth Zoo will be open ev­ery day of the Easter long week­end from 9am to 5pm.

The new ad­di­tion to Perth Zoo’s gi­raffe pop­u­la­tion.

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