Perth Zoo, Western Australia
Back The Zoo was a high priority destination on this trip.  We had to catch a ferry to the Zoo; no car this trip.  So we headed down to Barrack St jetty and got a ticket.  It was a surprise that for $8 we could travel all day on public transport - it was worth it.
The Jetty On the way to the other side Looking back to the city centre. I forgot to take a photo of the Zoo entrance - so the photos start at the Birds area.
Photographing thru' the wire is a bit tricky - but some shots turned out OK     Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna)
Galapagos Tortoise (Geochelone nigra) - feeding. 

We raced over to the Sumatran Orang-utan area and listened to the young keeper (most people are now young!) and heard of there work.

Good to see them close up - but as usual the glass is dirty and scratched  
These guys were great - the heights they played around at were to high to contemplate for me     The steel trees were some 10-15 m high.
The Asian Elephant at play actually applying sand screen.   Sun Bear  - they were hiding from us so this was the next best thing!
Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus); hiding as in all Zoo's Numbat - Myrmecobius fasciatus An endangered Aussie  
       
  We stayed a hour here just watching this interesting animal. The Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) - asleep as usual Bush Thick Knee.
Duck Budgerigars The grounds of the Zoo are a delight to see and walk in.  
The rain forest walk has a swing bridge along its path African Painted dog (Lycaon pictus) Useful signs everywhere. Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)
We caught the keeper talk and learnt about the successful breeding program.    

They look innocent but the barriers are not there for looks!

   
    Mud Down Slender-tailed Meerkat (Suricata suricatta). Standing Guard!!
While the rest loaf on a very hot day.   Grant's Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) - is there any other?  
Rothschild's Giraffe Bottom left is a new arrival - 3 weeks old! Her name is Misha    
Cheetah; awake and ready for dinner. Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas)  Always grooming or perhaps fighting.  
    We missed the keeper this time  
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)  But I know him by his other name the "Jabiru"   Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) or Saltwater Croc - the ones that like to eat you!
A freshie - somewhat harmless (Crocdylus Johnstoni) just don't expect me to swim near it Australian Darter (Anhinga melanogaster novaehollandiae) - drying off after a fishing dip! The Jabiru getting a dinner of fish Down they go - whole - as you would expect.
     Jabiru Jabiru
  Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor novaehollandiae) - hiding from the heat Correctness gone astray - they were fairy penguins once.  
     

The general display area for reptiles

  Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) -not afraid of me and my camera  
Fijian Crested Iguana (Brachylophys vitiensis) - very nice! Western Blue-tongue Skink (Tiliqua occipitalis)  Perentie (Varanus giganteus)
       
Tawny Frogmouth Male and female Black capped Lory
Blue-and-Gold Macaw (Ara ararauna) this time away from the wire - so I can get a clear shot. Galapagos Tortoise -   White-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys)
Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) So so Cute Had to go past a second time  
Just look at those eyes      
  Oriental Small-clawed Otter (Amblonyx cinereus) Always cute  
  Radiated Tortoise (Geochelone radiata) Doing what comes naturally African Lion (Panthera leo)
Family at rest    
  No its too small!! After 8 hours we say where did the time go!  My legs know however.

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