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Father's Day at Perth Zoo

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Father's Get in Free at Perth Zoo on Father's Day
The Perth Zoo is always such a great place to go for the whole family and as a special treat this Father's Day, your Dad will get free entry to a fun day out at Perth Zoo.

Come on down to Perth Zoo on Father's Day - Image:

There is so much to see and do at Perth Zoo and if you are not sure where to start or which direction to go, here is a list of suggestions:

Hoof and Claw Itinerary
Walk off your lunch with an afternoon trek high into the Asian Rainforest, through the cave-like Nocturnal House and along the dry riverbed of the African Savannah

Aussie Icons itinerary
This is an outback adventure which ensures you see some of Australia's most iconic species!

Perth Zoo Heritage Trail
Journey back in time to discover some of Perth Zoo's hundred-year-old historic features, including some buildings still standing from the Zoo's opening in 1898!

For more information on any of these please visit here, or you can pick up a copy of leaflets on all of the above when you arrive at the Zoo.

Where can you find so much fun in the one place?

With animals performing sometimes humorous traits, the Zoo is always a great place to visit, even if you have been here before, there is usually something new and exciting to see.

Strange events at Perth Zoo - Image:

Watch out in the cold weather - you could get splashed by an elephant! Elephants don't seem to realise it is winter.

Splashed by an elephant - Image:

Is this cheeky monkey poking out his tongue at you?

Cheeky monkey! Image

Who doesn't love to watch the antics of meerkats?

Cute little meerkats have spotted something - Image:

Is this lion bored, or just plain angry?

Beware of the lion's anger! Image:

You can pack your own lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn, or you can visit the nearby Wild Bites Café to buy a range of food and drinks with vegetarian and healthy options available.

Kids can work off their lunch in the nearby Variety Children's Playground, while parents enjoy a coffee under the trees and prepare themselves for a great afternoon.

Perth Zoo has an award-winning research and breeding program for threatened Western Australian fauna which has resulted in the release into the wild of more than 3,000 Zoo-bred animals. This, in turn, helps secure the future for these animals which are almost on the brink of extinction.

Perth Zoo has partnered with Parks and Wildlife for over 25 years now to establish and continue to run breeding programmes to support the "Species Recovery Plans" for a host of native Western Australian animals.

They research the reproductive biology, growth and development of four key threatened species to assist with recovery and conservation efforts.

Two of these animals are the Numbat and the Dibbler.

The Dibbler is a small West Australian marsupial and is one of the world's rarest mammals, thought extinct until a chance rediscovery.

Australia has about 200 species of frog which are found nowhere else. We are one of the most frog-diverse nations on the planet however several of these were near extinction and this is again where Perth Zoo steps in and helps maintain some of these near-extinct animals.

The animals at Perth Zoo are from all corners of the world. Find out more with the Zoo's excellent and informative fact sheets which are available at the Zoo.

Some of the rarer animals at the Zoo include:

If Painted Dogs become old or sick they are taken care of by the pack rather than being abandoned or killed by other pack members. When the pack goes hunting and makes a kill, pups are allowed to eat first which is usually the opposite in the wild.

Fascinating creatures - painted dogs from Africa - Image:

The Binturong has an unusual smell – they smell like popcorn! The scent comes from a gland under the tail which it brushes over branches, leaving its trail behind. While pleasant to humans, the smell advises other Binturong that they're trespassing on another animal's territory and it also discourages predators.

The Binturong - Mammal from South East Asia - Image:

Emperor Tamarins were named after Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, who had a long, walrus moustache similar to these animals!

Emperor Tamarin
Emperor Tamarins from South America - Image:

And of course, there is so much more to see and do at the Perth Zoo.

Some make sure you treat your dad, as well as yourselves, and remember, all dads will receive free entry on Father's Day, Sunday 3rd September 2017.

You can see more information on this Event here.
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Why? For free entry for all dads on Father's Day
When: Sunday 3rd September, 2017
Where: Perth Zoo, Mends Street, South Perth
Cost: FREE entry for all fathers
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