Healesville Sanctuary



Jeremy the Galaxid

How do you anaesthetize a fish?

Healesville Sanctuary's vet Dr Sheelings was asked this question when Keeper Jess noticed Galaxid Fish, Jeremy, had a small lump near his head.

6 October 2015
Arthur's surgery

Arthur the koala's big move

Arthur, a young male koala, was brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre nearly three months ago.

25 September 2015
Helmeted Honeyeater release

Helmeted Honeyeaters a flutter

Eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters have been released at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in an effort to save the species from extinction.
24 September 2015
Mum and joey kangaroo

Name our adorable new joey

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest yet-to-be named Red Kangaroo joey has just popped its head out of mum Kiara’s pouch. Keepers don’t know whether it’s a girl or boy but it will be popping in and out of the pouch over the school holidays.

21 September 2015
Jess wedge-tailed eagle

Sanctuary's oldest animal turns 44

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal, turning 44 today. He has performed more than 350,000 flybys in the spectacular Spirits of the Sky presentation.
16 September 2015
Red Kangaroo Joey

Kiara's on baby watch

In exciting news, our keepers and visitors at Healesville Sanctuary have just started spotting our Red Kangaroo, Kiara’s first ever joey popping its head out of her pouch.

15 September 2015
Bush stone curlew babies

Spring time is baby time

Healesville Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital is a Baby Burrow this spring!
15 September 2015


Our friends at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in conjunction with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation are creating hope through art with a free outdoor charity art exhibition, hopforhope.

15 September 2015
stranger danger video

Stranger Danger Training for Helmeted Honeyeaters

Picture this; you’re small, feathery, and very protected in your forest haven at Healesville Sanctuary. But you have a big job ahead of you.

7 September 2015
Peter Hitchener helps us Fight Extinction

Celebrating Zoos Victoria's successes this National Threatened Species Day

This National Threatened Species Day, Zoos Victoria is celebrating another successful breeding season and releases of animals into the wild.

7 September 2015