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Sensitive Santa grants early Christmas wishes at Healesville Sanctuary

Two years ago, Senior Platypus Keeper Mason Hill, was ecstatic to get a happy snap of Santa with his twin girls, Samara and Aleshia, aged 4 and a half.  

19 December 2014
Alpine skink

The skink team share research

Healesville Sanctuary's alpine skink keepers are excited to share the recent news from when the team assisted collaborating PhD student, Zak Atkins from La Trobe University with his research project.

5 December 2014
Emu video

Watch them grow

Healesville Sanctuary is very excited to announce our newest resident’s – twelve week old emu chicks, Dash and Drum!

4 December 2014
Miss Universe costume

Miss Universe Australia Costume inspired by Dreamtime

Designer Caitlin Holstock has proudly showcased her winning Miss Universe costume at Healesville Sanctuary. The costume was inspired by the land of the Wurundjeri tribe.

19 November 2014
Happy Birthday Fleay

Happy 21st to Healesville Sanctuary's oldest Platypus

Wednesday 12 November 2014 was a very special day for our oldest Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary - Fleay turned 21 years old!
Fleay came into the collection as a baby in 1993 and has been the feature display in World of Platypus for the past 21 years.
It is thought that Platypus in the wild live to about 15 years but in captivity they can live into their early 20s.

17 November 2014
Healesville Sanctuary visits Monash Children's Hospital

Healesville Sanctuary wildlife visiting Monash Children’s Hospital

They say you should never work with children and animals, but Monash Children’s Hospital and Healesville Sanctuary teamed up to break that rule.

24 October 2014
Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Exciting news in the Wallaby Paddock

Healesville Sanctuary has some exciting news – Love, the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby has a joey in her pouch. The gorgeous joey has just started poking its head out and taking a peak at visitors.

This is the first joey for dad, Thunder. 

20 October 2014
Leo the Echidna puggle - 11 weeks old

Lucky Leo

Leo the Echidna puggle tested fate when he was found at only a month old in a garden bed in Badger Creek. Luckily for Leo, he was brought straight to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre and was given a fighting chance to survive.

16 October 2014
Lyrebird

Spectacular new home for Healesville’s Lyrebirds

Visitors to Healesville Sanctuary will now experience a spectacular new setting for its world-renowned Lyrebirds following a renewed partnership with RACV to transform the Lyrebird aviary.

10 October 2014
Helmet Honeyeater twins

A great boost for Helmeted Honeyeaters

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated one of its best breeding and release seasons to date, successfully releasing eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters into the wild last week.

1 October 2014