Perth Zoo Tour
Wait… Watch… and Listen… to the magical sounds of wildlife going about their daily lives – the crackling of a twig, the chirping of a bird, the trumpeting of an elephant and the roar of a lion. Set in an expanse of over 17 hectares, the Perth Zoo takes visitors on an enchanting journey across the world’s most pristine forests to meet the native wildlife in their native habitats – all without stepping out of Perth Zoo grounds
Enter the Australian Bushwalk and while making your way across, keep an eye out for kangaroos and emus, koalas and dingos. Meet the delightful cockatoos displaying with pride their crowns and learn more about them at the Western Australian Native Cockatoo Species Exhibit, and watch in awe, as the Numbat abandons its secretive ways and comes out in full sight, on the arrival of its special breakfast at the Numbats under Threat Exhibit.
Having explored the Australian Bushwalk to your heart’s content, revel in the beauty of Australian Wetlands, where native frogs, crocodiles, the endangered Western Swamp tortoise and hundreds of birds thrive. An elevated boardwalk leads you to the very heart of a free-flying aviary-and-lake complex and gives you ample opportunities to observe up-close the hundreds of native birds that come to nest in these lush grounds.
Back on firm ground, visit Simmo, an estuarine crocodile weighing almost 500 kg, at his indoor exhibit; with both above water and underwater viewing platforms, the exhibit allows you to follow him as he descends to the sea bed without coming to any harm. For more of crock-feasts continue to the Freshwater crocodiles exhibit just next doors
Travel on to the African Savannah, where you can see sunning lions, grazing zebras, swinging baboons, rhinoceros and meerkats as well. Hop on to the Giants of Asia exhibit, where you can watch the Asian Elephants go about with their keepers, catch a sight of the elusive Sumatran Tigers; meet Red Pandas and Sun Bears before heading on to visit the Sumatran Orang-utans in the largest Sumatran Orang-utan zoo colony in the world.
Fascinating reptiles from across the world live in the Reptile House including the Reticulated Python, the longest snake species in the world; the Olive Python, one of the largest snake species in Australia; pink-eared turtles; Perentie, the largest lizard species in Australia; South-west Carpet Python and the endangered Woma.
The zoo also has an exhibit devoted to Little Penguins, with water features, a beach, reef, a rookery and coastal plants all around. You can even enjoy Eye-to-Eye Encounters and Be a Keeper experiences with the magnificent animals of the Perth Zoo.