Perth Zoo’s baby animals to star in Facebook digital series

Suli, the Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo. Photo: Perth Zoo
Suli, the Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo. Photo: Perth Zoo

BABY animals born at Perth Zoo are set to be showcased in a 12-part digital series called ZooBorns Australia, Perth Zoo.

Perth Zoo’s collaboration with Facebook Watch and digital publisher ZooBorns is a world-first, with the five-minute episodes including never-before-seen footage and interviews.

Media and communications manager Danielle Henry said the zoo had been submitting content to ZooBorns, as a lead in the market, for some years.

“An invitation to create a series entirely about Perth Zoo was not only an honour, but an opportunity too good to pass up as we are always looking at innovative ways to share our wild world with a broader audience,” she said.

“The series goes beyond the cute and gives an insight into the importance of zoo-based breeding programs and our efforts to safeguard animals from extinction.

“Some of the highlights include a giraffe birth, endangered numbat babies so tiny they fit into the palm of your hand, and rare footage of African painted dog puppies in the birthing den.”

ZooBorns Australia, Perth Zoo will be published each Wednesday until November 14.