Wild time in holidays
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.