Perth Zoo’s wallabies and kangaroos enjoy wild Christmas surprises

Staff Writers The West Australian
Perth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby eats from a specially designed edible Christmas tree.
Camera IconPerth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby eats from a specially designed edible Christmas tree. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

Some of Perth Zoo’s most adorable and cuddly animals have enjoyed some wild Christmas surprises as part of their regular enrichment program.

Perth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby eats from a specially designed edible Christmas tree.
Camera IconPerth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby eats from a specially designed edible Christmas tree. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

Perth Zoo invited the media on Wednesday to photograph and film some of its wallabies and kangaroos enjoying specially created woolly bush Christmas trees.

Perth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. The lemurs open their presents.
Camera IconThe lemurs open their presents. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

One of the zoo’s echidnas ‘Cojine’ used his long sticky tongue to get treats from gift boxes while the lemurs, pictured above, took time out from sunbathing to check out some presents left in their exhibit.

Perth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby eats from a specially designed edible Christmas tree.
Camera IconPerth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby eats from a specially designed edible Christmas tree. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

“The traditional festive twist will spark the curiosity of the animals encouraging their natural instincts and abilities,” Perth Zoo said.

“Pet owners can try some of these activities with their own animals at home.”

Perth Zoo animals get into the Christmas cheer. Fern the wallaby and Nolga the kanagaroo eat from a specially designed edible Christmas tree.
Camera IconFern the wallaby and Nolga the kangaroo eat from a specially designed edible Christmas tree. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The West Australian

Perth Zoo is open every day including Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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