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Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Adorable new addition!

Healesville Sanctuary has a new arrival in the Nocturnal House.

This adorable Eastern Barred Bandicoot joey is now 54 days old and weighs a tiny 112 grams. Her keepers are just a little smitten.

23 January 2015
Eok the Eel in its beginning stages

Sculptor Rob Bast returns to the Sanctuary

World renowned sculptor Rob Bast returned to Healesville Sanctuary today to create his twelfth piece for the Sanctuary; Eok the Eel. Visitors love his previous chainsaw artwork including platypus, parrots, Megalania, skulls and totems. 

22 January 2015
Gumnut1

A Furry Friend

Little Gumnut weighed just 1.2kg when she was found in Hamilton in early December clinging to the back of her dead mother who had been hit by a car.

9 January 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Frog Turns To Chocolate

Zoos Victoria has turned to chocolate to highlight the plight of one of Australia’s most endangered amphibians, the Southern Corroboree Frog.

8 January 2015
Sensitive Santa

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