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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
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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
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Love your zoos? Vote for us!

The annual RACV Victorian Tourism People's Choice Awards are now open and you can vote for your zoos as your favourite attraction! You can vote for Melbourne Zoo as the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Metropolitan Attraction Experience and Healesville Sanctuary for People’s Choice Award for Favourite Regional Attraction Experience.

19 August 2016
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Healesville Sanctuary reopens

Update

Healesville Sanctuary has reopened for the day with plenty of time still to enjoy our wonderful native wildlife.

9 August 2016
Merri and mum

A Merri time at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival has been named. Koala joey has been named Merri thanks to Herald Sun reader, Angelina. 

8 August 2016
Eastern Pygmy Possum

Pygmy possum puzzle solved

Pygmy possums - as their name suggests, are very small. In fact they can weigh a tiny 16 grams. Being this small and also being Australia’s only hibernating marsupial means that seeing a pygmy possum in the wild is extremely rare.

8 July 2016