Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Racing and Gaming

    Perth Zoo celebrates Mother's Day with free entry for mum

    12/05/2023 9:00 AM
    • Wild gift for all mums with free entry to Perth Zoo on Mother's Day
    • Mothers will not have to purchase a ticket at the gate or online this Sunday
    • Perth Zoo is home to WA's oldest reproducing mother at 71-years-old

    Perth Zoo is celebrating Mother's Day offering all mums free entry this Sunday 14 May as a special gift.


    Mothers will not be required to purchase a ticket at the gate or online, with the Zoo encouraging families to spend the day together.


    Perth Zoo is home to a range of native and exotic animal mothers of all shapes and sizes.


    Kitoto the giraffe lives with her daughter Zahara in the African Savannah, while Javan gibbon mum Sunda is kept busy swinging after her adventurous three-year-old Asta at the island near the Zoo's entrance. 


    Perth Zoo is also home to Western Australia's oldest reproducing mother 'CZ1', a 71-year-old western swamp tortoise that is still participating in a breeding program which helps safeguard the future of the endangered species.


    For more details, visit www.perthzoo.com.au


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:


    "Every year we are delighted to celebrate mums with free entry to Perth Zoo on Mother's Day.


    "Perth Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals representing 156 different species. It's long been a family favourite and this Sunday is another opportunity to enjoy all the Zoo has to offer and create some special memories.


    "This is a popular tradition and is the perfect way to thank all the incredible mothers for everything they do."


    Minister's office - 6552 6300