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Published October 2nd 2016
Have a deeper experience, don't just tap the glass
While many things, from foreign cuisines to major fashion brands, are available almost universally around the globe, wild animals are really something that's meant to stay where they are. You won't find okapi grazing naturally alongside our kangaroos. Maybe it's because of this that people flock to zoos, where you do get the chance to see wild animals from all over the world. Pretty much every major city has at least one zoo. From family outings to school excursions, everyone has 'been there done that' with the zoo.
In this article I've gathered a few things to actually do at Perth Zoo, besides, you know, tapping the glass to wake up the lion.
1. Have the best Christmas party. I figured this was a bit topical, given there are probably plenty of people trying to figure out something a bit different for Christmas this year. According to good sources it's a fantastic place for it. The grounds are really well cared for and set up for a function, and with all the visitors gone, the evening is when a lot of the animals wake up and move around.
2. One way that we're all doing the zoo wrong is by not checking the website to see what time things are happening. You know how you get there and run to see the last two minutes of the penguin feeding? There's actually a list of things that are happening every single day.
3. Several times over the next few months you'll have the chance to enjoy Breakfast With the Elephants. These tickets don't come cheap at $120, but provides an intimate setting where the elephants take part in a variety of 'enrichment activities' including spray painting, trunk kisses, and brush paintings. It's also a chance to see the zoo in the early morning when the animals are just waking up.
4. Boo at the Zoo on the 29 of Oct is aimed at the kids, with a full evening of spooky Halloween events. Tickets are only $15.50, and include storytelling, special reptile appearances, face painting and much more.
5. Wild Women 2016 on the 16th November is a networking event for professional women. Its aim is to help women to make professional connections. Two women will be sharing stories on their experiences as they work to make our world a better place. From 3pm to 6pm you will take part in a garden high tea, be inspired by talks, and 'speed network' to make connections with other professional women. The event concludes with cocktails and canapes, and a Perth Zoo art exhibition. Tickets are $125.
There might not be an event in here that's right for you, but Perth Zoo certainly does more than just display animals. For smaller events happening almost every week check out their website for an easy to read calender. As the weather warms up, you might consider your next party or event at the zoo. It's a sure fire way to add an exciting element that people will talk about for a long time.