Visit Perth Zoo: A journey into the wild

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Perth Zoo entrance.

Get ready to embark on a captivating adventure that takes you around the world without leaving the city.

Visit Perth Zoo

Perth Zoo, an enchanting oasis nestled in the heart of Western Australia’s capital, offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the wonders of the natural world.

A family day out at Perth Zoo is not just about fun and excitement; it’s an engaging, educational journey for kids and a reminder to all of the importance of wildlife conservation.

Spread over 41 acres, Perth Zoo houses an impressive collection of over 1,300 animals from more than 170 different species, both indigenous and exotic. One of the zoo’s main draws is its commitment to bringing visitors as close to the animals as possible, creating unforgettable encounters.

The Perth Zoo map

A walk around the zoo is like a whirlwind tour of the world’s ecosystems.

Detailed map of Perth Zoo.Image credit: Perth Zoo.

In the ‘African Savannah’, children will marvel at the sight of giraffes, zebras, and lions.

A journey through the ‘Asian Rainforest’ reveals the elusive Sun Bear and the majestic Sumatran Tiger, while the ‘Australian Bushwalk’ offers an encounter with Australia’s native animals like kangaroos, wallabies, and the ever-charismatic quokka.

A must-see for all visitors is the ‘Australian Wetlands’ and ‘Penguin Plunge’. Here, kids will be thrilled watching the playful Little Penguins and other aquatic birds dive and swim with remarkable agility.

The ‘Amazonia’ exhibit, on the other hand, will make kids feel as though they’ve stepped into the heart of South America, with its colourful array of birds and agile monkeys.

Why is Perth Zoo a perfect destination for kids?

The immersive experience at Perth Zoo in South Perth goes beyond simply observing the animals. Here, learning comes alive. The zoo has an extensive array of educational programs designed to engage kids of all ages.

Children have the opportunity to learn about animal habitats, behaviour, and conservation in an engaging, hands-on way.

In addition, Perth Zoo’s ‘Close Encounters’ allows kids to get up close and personal with some of their favourite animals. This might involve helping zookeepers feed giraffes or meeting a wombat.

For many children, these close encounters will ignite a passion for animals and a deeper understanding of the importance of protecting them.

Furthermore, Perth Zoo is a haven for children to explore and play.

The dedicated zoo-themed playground offers kids the chance to burn off some energy, and interactive elements scattered around the zoo, like the Zoorassic Park’s dinosaur dig, provide additional fun and learning.

The beauty of a visit to Perth Zoo is that it’s an activity that suits all ages. The exhibits and experiences cater to both young children and older ones, with plenty of walking paths and rest areas to ensure an enjoyable visit for everyone.

Accessibility is also a priority, making it convenient for families with prams or those needing wheelchair access.

The wild is waiting

A day at Perth Zoo isn’t just about the sheer enjoyment that comes from viewing its wide array of animals. It’s about sparking curiosity and nurturing a love for wildlife in the hearts of children. It’s about fostering an understanding of biodiversity and the delicate balance of ecosystems.

It’s a day filled with fun, adventure, learning, and most importantly, memories that will last a lifetime.

So, get ready to discover, learn and play.

The wild is waiting.

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