Travel bug at zoo

Wanneroo Times - - News -

PERTH Zoo's Project Pass­port will let vis­i­tors travel the globe with­out leav­ing WA th­ese school hol­i­days.

Ex­plor­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to col­lect a pass­port at the zoo and match the spe­cially-cre­ated an­i­mal pass­port photos with the real an­i­mals.

“Th­ese school hol­i­days you don't have to leave West­ern Aus­tralia to have an in­ter­na­tional ad­ven­ture,” Perth Zoo spokes­woman Danielle Henry said.

“Project Pass­port will take you on a jour­ney around the zoo through the steamy trop­ics of Asia, the wild African plains, deep into the heart of Pa­pua New Guinea and the Ama­zon, the world's largest rain­for­est.

“And just like when you travel abroad, you'll get a sticker or stamp in your pass­port for ev­ery place you visit.”

You can get to know an­i­mals such as Bopha the sun bear and Kaluli the en­dan­gered Good­fel­low's tree kan­ga­roo.

There's also Raja the ko­modo dragon.

Perth Zoo is also cel­e­brat­ing the birth of its brand new pygmy mar­moset ba­bies.

“The pygmy mar­moset is so small, it fits in a hu­man palm,” Ms Henry said.

Project Pass­port runs from Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group is giv­ing away 85 Perth Zoo fam­ily passes for the school hol­i­days.

Log on to com­mu­nity to en­ter.

Photo: Alex As­bury

Raja the ko­modo dragon.

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