Eggcellent adventures at Perth Zoo

Emperor Tamarin twins were born to breeding pair Javier and Eemmee. Picture: Alex Asbury.
Emperor Tamarin twins were born to breeding pair Javier and Eemmee. Picture: Alex Asbury.

VISITORS to Perth Zoo these school holidays will be able to make wild Easter gifts for the Zoo’s remarkable animals.

To get into the Easter spirit, zoo goers can turn their creative hand to help make environmentally friendly papier-mâché Easter eggs on the Main Lawn for the 1300 critters that call Perth Zoo home.

But these are no normal crafty eggs. Perth Zoo is a sustainable conservation organisation and committed to reducing their environmental footprint.

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Otter-ly adorable pups get first check-up

 

An otter pup at Perth Zoo. Picture: Alex Asbury

Unlike traditional papier-mâché creations, they will be made without balloons inside and made from recycled materials.

The eggcellent creations will be provided to the animals, where visitors can watch them enjoy their own wild animal Easter egg hunt as part of the Zoo’s regular animal enrichment program.

Visitors can also explore the adventure trail throughout the Zoo and become an expert as they learn more about animals who lay eggs.

The interactive trail and map will encourage Easter explorers to find the animals who have ‘lost their eggs’.

 

Emperor Tamarin twins were born to breeding pair Javier and Eemmee. Picture: Alex Asbury.

Perth Zoo is also egg-static about a host of new arrivals to the Zoo family.

Along the Primate Trail, Emperor Tamarin twins born to breeding pair “Javier” and “Eemmee” in early March, are now on display.

Our mini, moustached monkeys can be seen being babysat by their siblings and curiously getting used to the big wide world.

They are part of a globally coordinated breeding program to help the species fight extinction.

The new additions bring the Perth Zoo Emperor Tamarin family to nine.

 

In the Asian Rainforest, visitors can also see the otter-ly adorable and wildly popular Asian Small-clawed Otter pups.

With these latest pups, the Perth Zoo otter family now is a bustling and noisy family of nine.

Perth Zoo will be open 9:00am – 5:00pm every day of the school holidays, including Easter Public Holidays.

For more information visit www.perthzoo.com.au.