Perth Zoo, Western Australia.

Perth Zoo, Western Australia.

Aug 19, 2016, 7:48:41 PM Life and Styles

We first visited WA in 2011 and what a wonderful place it is, my abiding memory is of being on the train which runs down the middle of the highway with the River Canning on one side and the Swan river on the other and they just sparkled....... it is a wonderful sight the sklyine of Perth and one I won't forget.

I am not a great fan of zoo's but when Conservation especially of endangered species and animal welfare is priority then I will support them.

Perth Zoo first opened in 1898 in South Perth and is a wonderful example of how wildlife should be cherished and protected to ensure the continuation of endangered species.


A good example of their work is the work they do to reintroduce  animals back into the wild. Even zoo-born animals which is great news.

The very first example of this was in November 2006, when Perth Zoo released 14-year-old, Perth Zoo-born Sumatran orangutan Temara into Bukit Tigapuluh as part of the reintroduction program. Temara was the first zoo-born orangutan in the world to be released into the wild. This was followed in 2011 with the release of the first male zoo-born orangutan, Semeru, into the wild. Perth Zoo works with the Frankfurt Zoological Society, Indonesian Government and the Australian Orangutan Project on this program.



Perth Zoo contributes to the conservation of threatened species in the wild through its fundraising program, Wildlife Conservation Action. Started in 2007, funds raised have been used for the conservation of Sumatran orangutan, Sumatran tiger, Sumatran elephant, African painted dog, sun bears, tree kangaroos, Javan gibbons and Australian native species.

This definitely is a Zoo worth visiting and supporting to see how hard they work to ensure the well being and conservation of these wonderful animals.

I thought I would give you a break from Temples and do a few posts on Perth.

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Published by Carol Taylor


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