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Ranger Red's Zoo & Conservation Park
Location Pinjarra, Western Australia, Australia
Coordinates 32°36′35″S 115°51′59″E / 32.6098°S 115.8664°E / -32.6098; 115.8664Coordinates: 32°36′35″S 115°51′59″E / 32.6098°S 115.8664°E / -32.6098; 115.8664
Number of species 100+
Memberships ZAA

Ranger Red's Zoo & Conservation Park, formerly Peel Zoo, is a zoo and wildlife sanctuary located on the banks of the Murray River in Pinjarra, Western Australia. It is a member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association.

It is home to over 100 native and exotic animal species, and specializes in being a "hands-on" zoo. Patrons can feed the animals by hand and interact with animals such as snakes, rufous bettong and ferrets. The park features other animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, birds, reptiles, and kangaroos.

History

The zoo was originally called Peel Zoo. In 2012, three Tasmanian devils escaped, making the national news.

In 2017, Narelle MacPherson and David Cobbold moved from Peel Zoo to take over the Warrawong Sanctuary in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia.

In August 2019 the zoo was rebranded as Ranger Red's Zoo and Conservation Park after being taken over by Bradley Holland, also known as "Ranger Red". Holland was inspired in his youth by Harry Butler and Gerald Durrell.