Here at West Oz Wildlife we are so passionate about wildlife education and conservation and have had the privilege of running our wildlife educational programs in schools around Perth for many years now.
We believe that giving children an up-close experience with our amazing native animals will have a positive impact on the future of our environment. Our goal is to raise enthusiasm and awareness around the environment, conservation and our precious endangered species; the little minds we inspire today, could spark the solutions for the future.
We bring a range of different Australian animals. These animals may include a Koala, Dingo, Pythons, Lizards, Kangaroo joey and more.
Our experienced staff offer animal-based activities that range from observation, animal care and safe animal handling to facts about each species and the ecosystem in which they live. Such things include: habitat, diet, behaviours, adaptations to survive in the wild, interesting features and a snake safety demonstration showing what to do if you see a snake in the wild. All students will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with all the wildlife, touch all the animals and can hold the reptiles if they wish.
Our keepers are always with the animals throughout the display and all hold a current WA Working with Children Check. We have an educational wildlife display license from DBCA and would never compromise the health, welfare or safety of our animals. We follow the Australian ‘Animals in Schools’ Policy and the WA Environmental and Health guidelines for Petting Zoos with public.
Thank you for supporting our amazing native wildlife and we hope your children love this hands-on experience. Please like us on Facebook to follow our West Oz Wildlife Family.
“Being a mother of 3 young children myself, i believe that educating children, whilst also allowing them to see our wildlife up close in a safe environment, will not only help bring a better understanding of our Australian Wildlife, but will give them such an amazing experience that will encourage them want to learn more, and have a passion to save them in the wild in the future.
My hope is to encourage children to LOVE, RESPECT, and want to CONSERVE them, and their environment.”
“Being around an animal does something to you. For me it’s an incredible experience and feeling that I love to share with others; an encounter, makes your heart full, it makes you smile, it excites you, it calms and centres you. It is a privilege and joy to be able to share our amazing Australian animals with so many people of all different nationalities, ages and abilities and help them to have a life changing experience as well.”
“From such a young age I have had a love and passion for our Australian wildlife, and that is because of the up close and personal encounters I have had , and what others have shared with me about these amazing animals.
It is now a privilege to be able to be a part of something that gives the same great opportunity to others.”
“ I have been a part of the West Oz Wildlife Family since I was 7 years old and I love it! I feel very lucky to work with such amazing animals and people, where I get to educate others on our unique wildlife.
Plus how can you not love getting to cuddle Koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, and reptiles for your job!”
“I knew from my first day of work experience I wanted to work at West Oz Wildlife.
Our mission to inspire and education the younger generations is so important, and the fact that we can do that through our beautiful animals is truly amazing. I am so grateful and lucky to be doing what I do.”
“My Name is Josh, and working here has been a bucket list completion journey for me.
I have conquered fears, I find myself learning things i wouldn’t know anywhere else, plus I get to hang out with pretty cool animals and pretty cool people all day long.”
“People are always saying “you have the best job in the world” and I truly do. Working with the best team to bring joy to all kinds of people through our beautiful animals is extremely rewarding.
All it takes is a koala cuddle and my day is already 10 times better.”
“I love Working at West Oz because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to animal care and conservation. By being able to educate others and have hands on experience, it is a dream come true and I’m excited to bring more joy to people about our animals everyday”
“I love working for West Oz because we are able to show a lot of people our amazing Australian wildlife. I also love that we are able to be equipped with the knowledge about these animals that some people may not know about.”
Our future wildlife conservationists!