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Perth Zoo

20 Labouchere Rd, South Perth, Western Australia 6151, Australia
61 8 9474 0444
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Type: Zoos
Owner description: With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the 1.7-million-square-metre Perth Zoo dates all the way back to 1898 and attracts hundreds of... more » Owner description: With 1,200 different animals from over 160 species, the 1.7-million-square-metre Perth Zoo dates all the way back to 1898 and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors year on year. Holidaymakers flock here to admire the local wildlife they can learn so much about, alongside a range of other exhibits demonstrating species from four different continents around the world.Check out the Australian Bushwalk section for a fascinating insight into the region’s wildlife. With marsupials such as koalas, red kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, not to mention amazing Tasmanian devils, there are plenty of animals to see and admire. In the Australian Wetlands section you can spot local birds, crocodiles, frogs and tortoises before heading to Nocturnal House to see spiders, reptiles, birds and much more.Explore the Reptile Encounter to see native snakes, lizards and turtles, before checking out the Penguin Plunge and its 50,000-litre pool and its reefs, beaches and plant life. Elsewhere you’ll find the African Savannah where you can feed giraffes as well as see the rhinos and lions along with the hyenas, cheetahs and baboons.In the Animals of the Americas section you’ll get to see a rare Galapagos tortoise along with the marmosets, alligators and macaws. In the Asian Rainforest there are orang-utans, sun bears and Komodo dragons along with towering Asian elephants.Make sure you spend some time with the zoo’s botanic collection, with incredible plants from across the country, including everything from roses to huge palm trees.Located in the south of Perth just over three kilometres from the city centre, the Perth Zoo is open every day including major holidays. If you’re coming by car, you’ll have to pay to park in the nearby streets. Public transport is also available; you can board the ferry to Mends Street Jetty too. Under-16s can enter for half the price. « less
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Just loved it.....so much to see. The Elephants show was such fun and informative. Great for all ages! Food available was disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lots of animal to meet and I like the picnic area for rest,bring your lunch and snack and your family will have a great time in the zoo

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This zoo is the worst zoo I have ever seen, the enclosures were way to small the cheetah was walking around in circles, tiger pacing up and down as of it was suffering from mahout anxiety and was living in a small enclosure proberly the size of half my house and I felt saddens walking away knowing that I payed... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Perth Zoo is set amongst lush vegetation, parts of it feel like a Tropical Rainforest. Visitors face hundreds of solar panels that create a covered walkway and produce electricity, a sign of Perth's commitment to sustainable operations. Animals on display are from near and far, a chance to find out how this organisation is saving local wildlife, as well species... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It is a fair sized zoo. We didn't finish the whole zoo. With a wide range of large animal. I love their elephant. Must go again!!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Perth zoo is fantastic,several different areas,African Safari,rainforest,Australian bush,with lots of kangaroos,there is also a lovely grass picnic area and reasonably priced restaurants as well as kiosks selling ice cream,drinks and snacks,and plenty of toilets,useful when you have children with you,azoo in a garden is an apt description

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the zoo on a Sunday afternoon and it was busy but it felt like you could still see the animals easily. The exhibits are well designed, and the flow around the zoo make it easy to see everything in about 4 hours. The food was dissapointing, the beef burger was tastless, the chicken strips were dry, sausage roll... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It ticks all the boxes for a day out. A large variety of animals, although the lions look a tad bored. There are lot of good (and free!!) events, including watching feeding, although we did the penguin feeding session and they were more interested in each other!! Has good facilities, but I had heard the food was not good, so... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Perth zoo is an amazing place. The care for the animals is evident as is the emphasis on conservation. The grounds are well maintained, easy for wheels chairs but their are a couple of slopes. However, there is a small car that can take you around for a tour which you need to book. You can have a picnic or... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

not the biggest zoo, but good enough for an enjoyable outing. the new orang utan session is pretty cool.

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