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Petra the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby joey

Wallaby joey boom at Healesville Sanctuary

Zoo Keepers at Healesville Sanctuary have now confirmed sightings of ten wallaby joeys in the Wallaby Paddock at Healesville Sanctuary.

18 November 2016
Healesville Sanctuary animals visit kids in hospital video

Healesville Sanctuary wildlife visit Monash Children’s Hospital

In the lead up to World Kindness Day this weekend, Healesville Sanctuary has once again teamed up with the Monash Children's Hospital.

Monash Children’s Hospital hosted some furry friends from Healesville Sanctuary bringing smiles and laughter to the wards.

9 November 2016
Guthega Skink

Sanctuary celebrates the end of skinks’ big sleep

Healesville Sanctuary’s threatened species keepers celebrated this week as the endangered Guthega Skinks woke from their first-ever hibernation at the Sanctuary.

21 October 2016
Chantilly at the Sanctuary

Catch Chantilly the Lace Monitor in action at Healesville Sanctuary

Today is Reptile Awareness Day and Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating scaly and slithery native reptiles!

An encounter with Australia’s unique reptiles is one not to be missed, especially a meeting with Chantilly the Lace Monitor.

21 October 2016
Wetlands view from boardwalk

Sanctuary celebrates birds’ beautiful new home

Healesville Sanctuary has a beautiful brand new Wetlands exhibit where bird-lovers and the novice alike have the opportunity to see some of Australia’s most stunning water bird species.

19 October 2016
Evelyn the Swamp Wallaby Joey

Rescued Swamp Wallaby joey makes full recovery

During the spring time, Healesville Sanctuary sees an influx of orphaned or injured baby animals brought in for treatment at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

5 October 2016
White-headed Pigeon

Tiny pigeon survives nest fall

In early August a tiny White-headed Pigeon chick had fallen from its nest and was found by Sanctuary visitors. The pigeon had very few feathers and was in respiratory distress so he was rushed to the Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre for immediate treatment.

29 September 2016
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It’s footy fever at your zoos!

The zoos aren't home to any Bulldogs but this Grand Final long weekend you can see African Wild Dogs at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo, and, Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary!

28 September 2016
Hamilton the cockatoo learns to fly again

Caring for Hamilton the Cockatoo

A few weeks ago Healesville Sanctuary’s Australia Wildlife Health Centre was called on to provide care for an injured Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo brought in from Hamilton in south-west Victoria.

28 September 2016
Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle with Keeper James

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle soars on 46th birthday

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal and is turning 46 today.

16 September 2016