Plenty of life at Zoo
AUTUMN visitors to Perth Zoo will be blown away by some wonderfully cute new additions.
The Zoo’s newest Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo, joey Haroli, is keeping warm in his mum Doba’s pouch.
Haroli is the 16th male tree kangaroo to be born as part of a global program to restore their numbers.
Elsewhere in the Zoo is a beautiful little southern cassowary chick that hatched earlier this year.
The youngster still has a lot of growing to do before it develops black plumage and a vivid red and blue head.
In the wild, cassowaries are under threat from habitat destruction. Pictures: Alex Asbury
And as Easter approaches, head to the Zoo’s Nocturnal House to see Australia’s version of the Easter Bunny, the bilby.
This unique mammal has large rabbit-like ears, but unlike bunnies they have a long, pointed muzzle with black and white tipped tails that reach between 20 and 29cm long. Their powerful claws make bilbies expert diggers.
During the school holidays, weekends and Anzac Day, visitors can also enjoy some tea party fun with special appearances from a host of colourful characters.
Readers have the chance to win one of five family passes to Perth Zoo for the school holidays. Go to communitynews.com.au/competitions to enter.
The southern cassowary chick.
Tree kangaroo Haroli and mother Doba.