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Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo, which is located in South Perth is home to animals and plants from all over the world. It is a Western Australian landmark with lush greenery and naturalistic displays. In the Australian Bushwalk and Australian Wetlands, you can walk among Australian animals and learn about your local wildlife. Explore the Asian Rainforest to view Elephants, Tigers, Sun Bears, and a Sumatran Orangutan colony, or embark on an African Savannah safari to see Rhinoceros, Lions, and Giraffe. Perth Zoo, which opened in 1898, quickly established itself as a popular leisure destination throughout the colonial period. Visit this delightful zoo with your loved ones and witness majestic creatures all around you!

Highlight Animals at Perth Zoo

The reason for the popularity of Perth Zoo is the animals that reside in its facilities. Here are some of the most fascinating creatures that you are likely to see at Perth Zoo:

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African Lion

The tawny-brown colored wild cats are known to be quite social and live and hunt in groups. Overpopulation by humans, poaching, habitat loss, and disease are some of the reasons why the African Lion is now a vulnerable species.

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Asian Elephant

Asian elephants are smaller and have smoother, darker skin and smaller ears than African elephants. Indigenous to the Asian rainforests, these gentle giants are truly a sight to behold.



Numbats' shoulders and heads are reddish-brown. They are insectivores, so they only consume termites. Numbats are endangered because of habitat loss, fire, and predation by feral predators such as foxes and cats.

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Sumatran Tiger

The Sumatran Tiger is a tiger subspecies with the smallest size. Its diminutive stature permits it to move fast through the forest. Tigers have been poached for the use of their body parts in folk medicine. Their survival is also threatened by habitat degradation.


Australian Tarantula

Australian Tarantulas have big, hairy bodies that are dark brown to pale reddish-brown in hue and often have a silvery shine. They have enormous fangs that are around 1 cm long. A carnivore, the tarantula feeds on huge insects, tiny reptiles, frogs, and small birds.



The Binturong has a coarse black coat with white whiskers and a somewhat lighter face. It has little rounded ears and ruby brown eyes. The Binturong's tail glands produce a popcorn-like odor that its adversaries can not stand.

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Black-necked Stork

Carnivores, Black-necked Storks eat fish, frogs, huge crabs, and insects. The black-necked stork's wings, head, neck, and tail all have a broad black stripe. The rest of the feathers are white. The Black-necked Stork population is threatened by habitat destruction caused by the filling in of wetlands and swamps.

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Bolivian Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkeys in Bolivia have a little white face with a black nose and muzzle. The color of its coat ranges from brown to grey to golden. Squirrel Monkeys forage for insects, fruits, and seeds for half of the day. Squirrel Monkeys in Bolivia normally dwell in groups of 40–50.

Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin

The bright, gold-orange mane of long hair that surrounds this little monkey's face gives it its name. Golden Lion Tamarins eat a variety of foods. Fruit, flowers, nectar, plant gum, small insects, frogs, and lizards are among their favorite foods. Perth Zoo is a member of the species' regional breeding effort.

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The fur of koalas is grey and white. With thumbs on all four feet and sharp claws, their feet are designed for tree climbing. Females have a pouch that faces backward. They are most active at night, communicating with one other by emitting loud grunts or squeals, and they spend the majority of the day sleeping or resting.

Zones and Exhibit Areas at Perth Zoo

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Australian Walkabout

Australia has diverse flora and fauna due to its distinct geographical and physical features. The Australian Walkabout is the best place to witness this diversity without traveling throughout the country. The indigenous Australian species that can be seen at this zone include Dingo, Baudin’s Cockatoo, Emu, Bush Stone-Curlew, Koala, Numbat, Red Kangaroo, Echidna, and Tasmanian Devil.

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Asian Rainforest

Asian Rainforests are home to some of the most endangered species on this planet. This zone of the Perth Zoo has brought together some of these fascinating animals for you to see. The most popular Asian Rainforest animals include Asian elephants, Binturong, Komodo Dragon, Nepalese Red Panda, Sumatran Tiger, and White-cheeked Gibbon.


African Savannah

The African Savannah is one of the most popular zones at the Perth Zoo. This part of the Perth Zoo houses animals like the African Lion, Cape Porcupine, African Painted Dog, Hamadryas Baboon, Radiated Tortoise, and Southern White Rhinoceros. Discover how you can help Perth Zoo save these famous and endangered species by traveling to the African Savannah.

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Lesser Primates

Ring-tailed lemurs, black-and-white ruffed lemurs, tufted capuchins, cotton-top tamarins, emperor tamarins, common marmosets, and pygmy marmosets belong in the Lesser Primates exhibit. This exhibit is quite popular among children.

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Main Lake

The Main Lake, which includes two islands, is located near the zoo's entrance. A family of black-and-white ruffed lemurs lives in one, while a family of Javan gibbons lives in the other. The southern cassowary and the Goodfellow's tree kangaroo can be found in exhibits next to the Main Lake and across from the café. It also contains pelicans from Australia that are active in the water.

Galapagos tortoise

Galapagos Tortoises

An exhibit with two Galapagos tortoises is located next to the African Savannah and across from the Lesser Primates. This is a fascinating exhibit that helps visitors know more about these engaging creatures.

Things to do at Perth Zoo

Close Encounters

Close Encounters is one of the most recommended experiences at Perth Zoo. If you love animals, the Perth Zoo will let you encounter animals like Giraffes, Lions, Penguins, Dingos, and Rhinos. The Close Encounters experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to know these animals firsthand.

Walks and Talks

Learn more about the magnificent animals that call Perth Zoo home by attending a free keeper presentation or a free guided walk. Walks and Talks experience lets you hear from the people who deal with the Perth Zoo animals on a daily basis. This experience is a great way to boost your knowledge about these animals.

Birthday Parties

Children love zoos in general. Perth Zoo goes out of its way to make itself acceptable to tiny tots. You can have your child’s birthday party at Perth Zoo and present them with an experience they will never forget. Simply contact the Perth Zoo officials and see them take care of the entire event for you.

Team Building

The best demonstrations of teamwork and collaboration can be found in the wild. It is, therefore, an immensely symbolic act to hold a team-building activity at the Perth Zoo. With its experienced staff and abundant infrastructure, Perth Zoo provides a hassle-free experience for corporate events.

Conservation and Educational Efforts at Perth Zoo


Perth Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and the reconnection of people with nature. The animals at Perth Zoo are amazing champions for wildlife in need of protection globally. Every time you see the animals in their care, you are assisting in the essential conservation work that they conduct. Perth Zoo works with local communities as well international organizations to raise funds needed to protect the wonderful species that you see at the zoo. You may also contribute to this cause by contacting the zoo authorities right from your home.


Explore the wide range of educational opportunities available at Perth Zoo for children at all phases of development, from early childhood to postsecondary. By connecting children with nature and enabling them to take good action for our environment, the unique learning experiences give ties to the Australian Curriculum. The educational activities at Perth Zoo are diverse and can be tailored to meet the needs of students with various learning needs. Depending on the year level, all education activities last 45–60 minutes. For all weather conditions, outdoor sessions have shelter choices.

Plan Your Visit

Getting There
Park Rules
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Perth Zoo is open every day of the year from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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Perth Zoo is located at 20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth WA 6151, Australia.

By Bus: You can get to Perth Zoo by taking bus numbers 30 and 31 and getting down at Labouchere Rd Perth Zoo stop.

By Train: Get down at Elizabeth Quay Train Station and transfer to the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station to catch bus numbers 30 or 31 to Perth Zoo.

By Car: Get off of Kwinana Freeway and take Labouchere Road to Perth Zoo.

By Ferry: Every 15 minutes (September to June) or every 30 minutes (July to August), ferries sail from Elizabeth Quay Jetty. The journey takes about 10 minutes.

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  • An information Hub is present at Perth Zoo to provide all necessary messages to visitors.
  • Visitors can take advantage of the locker service at Perth Zoo to store their luggage.
  • Wheelchairs are available for hire at Perth Zoo for the patrons who might need them.
  • There are several toilet facilities available at Perth Zoo. Seven of these facilities are fully accessible.
  • Small children can be taken around the Perth Zoo on two-seater wagons.
  • Parenting services are available at Perth Zoo. You can change and feed your children in the dedicated stalls during your visit.
  • Food outlets are available at Perth Zoo where you can enjoy a delicious meal or grab a quick snack to go.
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  • The northern part of the park with Birds of South-West and Australian Bushwalk does not allow the entry of companion animals.
  • It is mandatory to allow contact tracing before you enter Perth Zoo so that experience can be made safer for all visitors.
  • Touching the animals without the consent of a trainer is prohibited.
  • Guests must not feed the animals at Perth Zoo. This is to ensure that no unwanted substances present in the food endanger the animals.


Kings Park and Botanic Garden: Located just across the rive from Perth Zoo, Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a landscaped park that has war memorials and other historic records.

Elizabeth Quay: If you are looking for entertainment options in Perth near the zoo, Elizabeth Quay has the answer. This venue is known both for its prominent location and luxurious facilities.

Jacob’s Ladder: A popular place for exercising for the locals, this Perth landmark is known for the panoramic view of the CBD it provides from the top landing.

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Budget: Kangaroo Inn, Britannia on William, The Great Southern Hotel Perth

Mid-range: Lodestar Waterside Apartment Hotels, ibis Styles East Perth, Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central

Luxury: Quest South Perth Foreshore, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront, The Ritz-Carlton Perth

Visitor Tips

  • Arrive early to avoid crowds later in the day.
  • Plan your trip around the keeper talks to learn more from the experts - the Zoo Keepers.
  • Baby otters are adorably dainty, don’t miss visiting them.
  • Learn about conservation initiatives and help save wildlife.
  • Visit the echoes of the past section to explore how zoos have evolved over time.
  • Stay for the Late Lights show and witness the glowing vegetation of Perth Zoo.

All Your Questions About Perth Zoo Answered

Is Perth Zoo worth going?

Yes, Perth Zoo is worth visiting.

Where can you buy Perth zoo tickets?

Perth Zoo tickets are available to purchase online as well as at the zoo entrance.

How long does it take to walk around Perth Zoo?

It may take up to 2 hours to visit the entire Perth Zoo.

What is Perth Zoo famous for?

Perth Zoo is famous for over 1300 species of flora and fauna that call the zoo their home.

Can you take your own food to Perth Zoo?

No, you cannot take your own food to Perth Zoo.

Can you bring food to Perth Zoo?

No, food cannot be brought to Perth Zoo.

How long should you spend at Perth Zoo?

You may spend up to 3 hours at Perth Zoo.

Are there gorillas in Perth Zoo?

No, Gorillas are not there at Perth Zoo.

Can you touch any animals at the Zoo?

In presence of the caretakers, you may be able to touch and pet the animals at Perth Zoo.

Does the Central Zoo have pandas?

Yes, Perth zoo has pandas.