Baby steps at Zoo
IT may be winter but you can warm your heart at Perth Zoo, which is in the middle of an animal baby boom.
In the African Savannah, giraffe calf Kamili is continuing to grow quickly.
Already two metres tall, she is a delight to watch as she becomes more confident on her long legs.
On the boardwalk by the Zoo’s main lake, Suli the Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo joey has also been testing out his legs as he clambers out of mum’s pouch.
In the Asian Rainforest, an adorable litter of four Asian smallclawed otter pups have just started to explore outside of their nest boxes.
The three males and one female were born to first-time parents, mum Paddy and dad Cerdik, in April.
Along the primate trail, minimoustached monkeys – the twin emperor tamarin babies – will be sporting stubble as they start to grow the impressive handlebar moustaches their species is famous for.
Visitors can also join in Naidoc celebrations by discovering the Noongar names of some Australian animals.
The Zoo Bushwalk will become a kaleidoscope of colour, with an Aboriginal mural being painted.
■ Community News is giving away 85 family passes to the Perth Zoo ahead of the school holidays. Go to communitynews.com.au/win to enter.
Facial heir: emperor tamarins.