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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
Monet the Cassowary

World Cassowary Day

This Friday 26 September we commemorate World Cassowary Day to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary, which has an estimated population of possibly fewer than 1,000.

25 September 2014
Kuma

Dingo visits veterinary specialists

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest Dingo, Kuma, visited the veterinary specialist Wednesday 24 September at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in Glen Waverley.

Kuma, aged 12, had an upset stomach and had an abdominal ultrasound and upper gastrointestinal scope.

24 September 2014
Wombat joey

Wombat joey needs a name

Healesville Sanctuary has admitted 70 patients in the past three weeks, heralding the start of a busy spring.  And this little wombat is just one of many orphaned animals Keeper Amie Hindson and staff are caring for around the clock.

23 September 2014
Lilly, Dr Jemima Amery-Gale and Milo

Vet Health Checks

Springtime means babies at Healesville Sanctuary and the vet team is inviting visitors to bring in their teddy or favourite animal toy for a check-up in the Wildlife Hospital and get a Good Health certificate to take home.

19 September 2014
Dingoes at Healesville Sanctuary

National Day of Action for Dingoes

This Sunday (21 September) is the National Day of Action for Dingoes and we’re joining forces with the Jane Goodall Institute as well as many researchers, conservation organisations, zoos, graziers, Dingo advocates and wildlife rangers to develop research-based campaigns to build a sustainable fu

19 September 2014
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