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Healesville Sanctuary




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 is celebrating National Bird Week with a beautiful brand new space for native water birds.

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

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
Helmeted Honeyeater

Helmeted Honeyeaters take flight

In a boost for Victoria’s state faunal emblem, seven captive-bred Helmeted Honeyeaters have been released at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve today.

11 September 2016
Southern Corroboree Frog

Threatened Species Day 2016

Some of Australia's most endangered species have had a big boost thanks to results announced to commemorate National Threatened Species Day at Zoos Victoria.

6 September 2016
Ashley with Helmeted Honeyeater

Keeper Ashley gets to know the locals at the Sanctuary

San Diego Zoo Keeper Ashley Roberts has had five years’ experience working and caring for a range of wildlife but her first day on the job at Healesville Sanctuary was her first time working with the critically endangered local species, the Helmeted Honeyeater.

6 September 2016