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Amie and Wombat

Wombat joey settling in at the Sanctuary

In this month’s animal profile we meet the most recent addition to the wombat family at Healesville Sanctuary.

The baby girl is yet to be named, but visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite name at the Sanctuary during the upcoming school holidays.

11 September 2014
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Zoos Victoria celebrates Threatened Species Day

Zoos Victoria celebrated Threatened Species Day yesterday announcing its most successful breeding season to date. 

8 September 2014
Helmeted Honeyeaters nest

Helmeted Honeyeaters hatch their first eggs for the season

Healesville Sanctuary is celebrating the hatching of its first Helmeted Honeyeater eggs of the season.

27 August 2014
Emily and her joey

It's a girl!

Springtime means baby time at Healesville Sanctuary where this little bundle of joy has just poked her head out for the very first time - and the Herald Sun was there to capture the exciting moment.

18 August 2014
Yani and Maliki

Introducing Yani and Maliki

Healesville Sanctuary is delighted to announce the names of their newest arrivals. Sister dingo puppies will be called Yani and Maliki. This follows a naming competition which received more than 1,600 entries.

14 August 2014
Steve the Koala - Lou Stephens

Steve welcomed at Sanctuary Harvest

Guess who’s moved in? Meet Steve, now on display at Sanctuary Harvest, where visitors are loving meeting him while ordering delicious food ready to go - sandwiches, salads and hot options.

7 August 2014
Wind damage to Woodlands Aviary

Wild winds cause damage at Healesville Sanctuary

For the safety of animals, visitors and staff, Healesville Sanctuary was forced to close last week as wild and destructive winds caused trees to fall and extensive damage to the Woodlands Aviary.

7 August 2014
Dr Scheelings at Donna the Platypus

Entangled Platypus lucky to be alive

Rubbish in waterways is a big threat to Platypus and other wildlife. Last week, the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary treated a Platypus who had been brought in by wildlife carers after she had been found crossing a main road.

5 August 2014
Bowerbird

Feeling Blue?

When Keeper Amie spotted this wild Bowerbird in Healesville Sanctuary’s grounds, she immediately knew something was wrong. She quickly caught it up and took it to the veterinary team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

17 July 2014
Dingo Puppies

Dingo Puppies at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is thrilled to announce the arrival of two beautiful Dingo puppies. The sisters are just eight weeks old and ready to meet visitors.

10 July 2014