Perth Zoo Closes As A Precautionary Measure

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The Zoo has not been closed one day in almost 122 years.

In a statement by the Perth Zoo, the temporary closure is strictly a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is unchartered territory. The Zoo has not been closed one day in almost 122 years, but it is important to us as a leader in the local community to continue to showcase that leadership in these unprecedented times. 

The closure is strictly a precautionary measure but the safety of everyone who uses our Zoo is our priority. We’ll continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and take advice from health authorities as to when we will re-open for guests. 

I want to reassure you that the amazing Zoo staff will continue to work onsite caring for the 1300 animals that call Perth Zoo home. We are dedicated to their care and this will not be compromised. 


Our teams will also be hard at work looking after the beautiful botanic estate and getting on with a heap of work that can be accelerated whilst our doors are closed to the public – we’ll continue to be looking after your Zoo and sprucing it up for when we can welcome you back. 

I know many of you use the Zoo as an escape, a place to connect with nature, create family memories and de-stress. While the Zoo is closed, I encourage you to stay ‘virtually’ connected to our animals through our social media channels and website – the content being created is sure to make you smile in these uncertain times. Something we all need right now.

We are also working on creating online educational packages to help keep your children engaged and support their continued passion for wildlife. We’ll be sending more updates soon.

For our Zoo Friend members: We are working through the process of extending annual memberships to compensate for the period of closure. We thank you for your understanding. Please know our membership team are here for you and thank you for being part of our family.


The Perth Zoo is the most recent notable Perth attraction to close, with Rottnest Island being closed down yesterday.

This also comes off the announcement of all pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants and gyms all having to close to limit the rising spread of the coronavirus throughout the Perth community.

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