Peel Zoo is a boutique, hands-on zoo, in a lush setting on the banks of the Murray River not far from Mandurah. What makes Peel Zoo really unique is the ‘hands on experience’ you get here. There are well over 100 species of birds and animals that will capture your imagination, including: koalas, wombats, dingoes, exotic birds, snakes, reptiles, bengal cats, quolls, possums and owls! The huge walk-through aviary and Tasmanian Devils are star attractions.
The difference between Peel Zoo and other zoos is the ‘hands on experience’ you get when you visit us. When you come to Peel Zoo, our awesome team of staff and volunteers will ensure you have the chance to hold a python or pat a dingo… you may even get the opportunity to pat a Tasmanian Devil!
Peel Zoo is a privately funded zoo and wildlife sanctuary. Our goal is to be the best boutique zoo in Australia. We strive to achieve this by making sure everyone who visits us has a unique and personal experience. Visiting Peel Zoo is a bit like visiting one of your own family, who just happens to have hundreds of pets.
Breeding animals is a key priority for us and our Tasmanian Devil breeding programme is of vital importance. This species is endangered in the wild because of an incurable facial tumour disease and our breeding program contributes to the Tasmanian Devil’s long-term future.
"Wow!" Jim, Val & Betty Warnbro, WA
"Great day out for the kids." Kylie Merriden, WA
"Best zoo eva." Lilly Victoria Park, WA
"Beautiful creatures." Peter Saskatoon, Canada
"Brilliant. Loved it. Fabulous." Ferrie Family Scotland
"Staff really helpful." Jacquelyn Suffolk, England
Monday - Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Public Holidays: 9am to 5pm
School Holidays: 9am to 5pm
*Last entry is 1 hour before closing
Sanctuary Drive, Pinjarra, 6208
FREE Tassie Devil plush toy with Zookeeper 4 A Day bookingsTo promote the importance of saving our native species, all Junior Zookeepers booked in at Peel Zoo across January and February, 2015, will receive a FREE Tasmanian Devil plush toy. Mention Experience Perth to receive. Valid to 28.02.15.
This promotion is part of the Australian Fauna Foundation's "Devils Need Angels" (DNA) campaign, which supports the much needed Tasmanian Devil breeding programme at Peel Zoo. The DNA campaign plays a vital role in the provision of care and housing for the "insurance" population of Tasmanian Devils, quarantined on mainland Australia, away from the devastating effects of the Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
Tasmanian Devils are endangered in their native Tasmania. DFTD has devastated the wild population. The Devil is now listed as Endangered by Federal and State governments. It is also on the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).
The positioning of the tumours restricts a Devil's ability to eat. A few months after the tumours become visible, infected Devils usually starve to a slow and painful death.
DFTD is present across more than 80% of Tasmania. In fact, in some areas, the wild population of Devils has declined by up to 95%. That means the population has fallen from 250 000 in 1996, to an estimated 15 000 in 2011. Little is known about DFTD, other than the fact that it spreads like a contagious disease. It appears to pass from one Devil to another when saliva is exchanged while biting.
At present, there is no cure for the disease and no way of stopping it devastating the native stocks in Tasmania. When you support the Australian Fauna Foundation and Peel Zoo, you are doing your bit to save Australian native animals.