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Swing into Perth Zoo these July holidays and wish the primates a happy birthday.
Follow the interactive trail and find out some fun facts about Perth Zoo’s resident primate families.
Meet Ophelia, the Cotton-top Tamarin who seems to enjoy the company of living with four Pygmy Marmosets. And Utama, the very friendly and inquisitive Sumatran Orangutan who taps her feet when she is happy.
Kids can also join in the free primate themed activities and write a postcard to their favourite primate.
Join the fun. 6 – 21 July 2019.
Dare to try something new? How about learning to draw the human form… armed with charcoal in one hand and a glass of french bubbles in the other? Upcoming workshops on 16 and 24 June
- Course Duration:4 Hours
- Activity:Art & Craft
- Open days/Times:Check Online for Upcoming Events
- Suited For:Adults (18+),Seniors
>> View UPCOMING POP-UP CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
(from $65+BF including all materials and nibbles and a glass of champagne on arrival)
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso
- 18+ (nude model)
- Drawing materials included.
- No drawing experience necessary ?
- Includes a glass of sparkling on arrival and nibbles.
- Location address emailed to ticket holders closer to the event date.
- Early bird tickets available
"Thank you for sharing your passion and talent to look at the world through a different 'lense' it was a fabulous evening with great creative energy. Big hugs xx"
– Jo Wilson
"What an amazing evening, thank you Ms Wnek for unleashing our artistic talents"
– Angelina Mary Frugiero
"Aneta’s teaching method’s were unique and effective. She challenged everyone to open their mind, and to see things in light and shade, rather than simply in conventional borders.
I walked in to the class as a drawer, and I think it’s not too bold to say that when I walked out, I was on my way to becoming an artist, or at least understanding art.
It is not often that one can see – quite literally – how much has been learned in the space of a couple of hours. I think this is valuable because it proves that people can develop skills completely outside of their comfort zone.
I expect that I will draw on this experience for confidence when I am next faced with performing a task that is outside my comfort zone.
I really enjoyed the class and I would be keen do a course. I think that doing things that are completely out of step with the rest of your daily routine helps to ensure a broad experience of life.
And of course, live art is a great reminder that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes."
"Thanks for a fun night ladies and to Aneta for teaching me a thing or two about drawing. I really enjoyed myself :)"
–Larissa, Mt Hawthorne
"Ok, so drawing has never been a particular talent of mine. I sucked at it at school. Last night the beautiful and gifted Aneta Wnek enticed me to participate in her Charcoal & Champagne Life Drawing Class.
I admit to being extremely anxious about this - mostly about making a complete idiot of myself. Aneta held the class in a beautiful South Perth Foreshore home belonging to a friend of hers. She got us nicely relaxed with some bubbles and very tasty nibbles and then our model Amy arrived and the game was on. It was time to pick up our charcoal and draw!
It was an amazing two hours with Aneta changing our perceptions as to the lines, shades, shapes, proportions and flow we saw and encouraged us to be bold and "let go" and to transfer these to paper.
It was a sensational evening with a fabulous group of people. I know I'll never be an artist but I'm sure going to go to more of Aneta's Charcoal & Champagne classes.
They're challenging but so much fun!! Stepping out of one's comfort zone can be amazing. Last night was a big stepping out!
Keep an eye out for Aneta's classes and do yourselves a favour and go. Or better still instead of a night out with the girls arrange to have one at your home - your friends will love it! You will have an absolute blast. Thank you so much Aneta! It was fabulous xx"
– Cheryl De Beyer
"Perfect description for a perfect evening, Cheryl. It really would have been one of the nicest evenings I can remember for a long time - and while I proved I am not an artist - I REALLY enjoyed myself. Thank you so much again to Aneta. Soooo looking forward to the next one."
– Lanna Sawers-Diggins
Perth Zoo is widely known as a unique events and functions destination and can offer a host of amazing experiences. The Zoo’s summer events season is one of the highlights of Perth’s events calendar. Every summer, thousands of visitors come to the Zoo not only to see the animals, but to be entertained by the many and varied events held in the Zoo’s spectacular setting.
- Suited For:Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors,Wheelchairs,Kids (4 - 12),Families
- Open days/Times:Open 9am - 5pm Daily
- Activity:Wildlife Park/Centre
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays
The role and purpose of zoos have changed enormously in recent decades. As a modern zoo, Perth Zoo aims to provide visitors with the opportunity to encounter the natural world and to become involved in conservation action.
Our vision, which inspires and directs our work, is for a world where diversity of species and habitats is secure.
Our purpose as an organisation is to actively contribute to conservation. This is done through our research activities, support for wildlife projects, our animal breeding programs particularly breeding animals for release into the wild, wildlife rehabilitation, and partnerships with other groups and organisations. Perth Zoo also actively contributes to conservation through the work of its staff in field conservation, wildlife veterinary training, education programs and interpretation.
We actively work to connect our visitors with ways that they can contribute to conservation. We do this by using the Zoo as a resource and a learning environment about conservation and environmental sustainability and by providing opportunities for visitor involvement.
Our aims include connecting people with nature, inspiring in people a passion for conservation, and providing links and practical means for people to be active in conservation programs here at the Zoo and beyond our borders.
ZOO CONSERVATION BEYOND ITS BORDERS
The Board and management of Perth Zoo see an increasing role for the Zoo in actively supporting conservation in the wild.
In line with the World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy which calls on zoos and aquariums to expand their support for field conservation activities and to integrate all aspects of their work with conservation activities, Perth Zoo aims to further expand its support for conservation in the wild.
This includes building on our breeding-for-release program for threatened native species by supporting international release programs for threatened exotic species. In doing this, Perth Zoo will be proactive in cooperating not only with other zoos but also with human development agencies, other conservation and research organisations, government departments and local communities.
In recent years, we have established close working partnerships with in-situ conservation projects in which our staff are actively involved. These include the Australian Orangutan Project, the Silvery Gibbon Project, Painted Dog Conservation Inc and the Asian Rhino Project. In addition, we support staff projects in research and conservation of Sandhill Dunnarts and Gilbert’s Potoroo.
In-situ conservation projects necessarily highlight factors such as habitat destruction, poor environmental management, inequity and poverty. A successful project can make a real difference not only to conservation outcomes but also to associated human communities by improving employment, education and basic living conditions, as well as helping to change people’s attitudes to the importance of the natural world.
See the Conservation & Research section for details of field conservation work supported by Perth Zoo.
OASIS IN THE CITY
Just minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo provides a beautiful natural haven. As an ‘oasis’ within the city, the Zoo attracts numerous species of wild birds and is a nesting site for Great White Egrets (Ardea alba) and Nankeen Night Herons (Nycticrorax caledonicus hilli). Local wild Australian Pelicans have also been known to nest here. Carnaby’s Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and Corellas (Cacatua sanguinea and tenuirostris) are also regular and noisy visitors to the Zoo grounds.
Our animal collection is diverse, comprising around 190 species and 1100 animals. Importantly, our modern exhibits emphasise and encourage natural animal behaviours. Given this approach, we encourage visitors to “wait, watch and listen” in order to view the animals. Living in exhibits that are as naturalistic as possible allows the animals to interact with visitors and each other on their own terms and promotes the animals’ physical, psychological and social well-being.
The gardens are also an integral part of the Perth Zoo experience with many significant plantings including trees over 100 years old. The grounds include an impressive collection of local flora including Western Australian wild flower displays in spring (from September through October), as well as a Rainforest Retreat containing more than 5,000 plants and one of the finest collections of palms in southern Australia.
Given the above, it is not surprising that around 98% of surveyed Western Australians believe that Perth Zoo plays an important role in the community.
ZOO AND AQUARIUM ASSOCIATION ACCREDITATION
Perth Zoo is an accredited member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA). The accreditation program assesses facilities and standards in zoos and ensures that ZAA members meet agreed standards.
The accreditation program aims to establish, maintain and raise standards of operation in the zoo and aquarium community and provide an opportunity for independent review and validation of their efforts and achievements in meeting these standard.
Perth Zoo achieved accreditation in January 2008 and was one of the first zoos in Australasia to do so. The accreditation assessment confirmed that Perth Zoo and its staff are operating at a high standard and that there is a strong commitment from all levels of the Perth Zoo team to its goals in conservation.
Accreditation of zoos through ZAA gives the general public and zoo visitors confidence in their zoos and aquariums in not only animal welfare but also their work for conservation. It also provides accredited zoos like Perth Zoo the opportunity to work with other zoos to improve standards and practices.
To ensure that high standards are maintained, the accreditation is reviewed every five years.
To demonstrate Perth Zoo’s commitment to the accreditation program, three Perth Zoo staff members have trained as Accreditation Officers.
For more information about ZAA and accreditation, visit www.zooaquarium.org.au.
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Enjoy fresh seasonal produce, meats and baked goods and handmade wares from local sellers.
- Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+),Seniors
- Open Days:Sunday
The much-loved South Perth Community Market (formerly Mends Street Community Markets) will return to South Perth over summer and autumn 2019 at their NEW location at Windsor Park.
Held on the first Sunday of the month, the South Perth Community Market will run from 9am-4pm.
In the morning half of the market DJ Vince will be playing smooth tunes and in the afternoon from 1-4pm come and singalong with local acoustic trio Jim Jam.
2019 MARKET DATES
Sunday 3 February 2019
Sunday 3 March 2019
Sunday 7 April 2019
Sunday 5 May 2019
Sunday 2 June 2019