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Healesville Sanctuary turns 82, Hip Hip Hooray!

Healesville Sanctuary has been a loved and treasured destination for all Victorians for 82 years, attracting more than 350,000 visitors every year.

This Monday we turn 82 but this weekend we’re celebrating!

26 May 2016
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Platypus Procedure

Wondering what our Platypus twins are up to? Platypus twins Wilam and Yaro visited the Australian Wildlife Health Centre today for a general health check-up.

10 May 2016
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Double dingo birthday bash

Sunday 8 May is known mainly as Mother’s Day, a day where we celebrate all the very special Mother’s out there. However, At Healesville Sanctuary this day is also shared with two very special Dingoes whose birthdays fall on that same Sunday.

6 May 2016
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Playtpus twins playtime

It’s been over two months since our Platypus twins Yaro and Wilam emerged from their burrow and in that time they’ve done a lot of growing up.

5 May 2016
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Breeding success for Southern Corroboree Frogs

The team fighting the extinction of the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frogs has had a big win this week!

17 April 2016
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Slow news

Meet Clancy the Common Long-necked Turtle. Recently, Clancy has been sporting some serious modifications to her shell and is looking a bit like a miniature 'IronMan'.

1 April 2016
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A prickly situation

Brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre after she was found meandering around a backyard in Badger Creek, Charlie the Echidna puggle was confused, tiny, isolated and alone.

31 March 2016
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What's in a name?

Healesville’s newest arrivals have been named. The Platypus twins who emerged only weeks ago have been given traditional Wurundjeri names to suit their unique personalities.

30 March 2016
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Seeing Double

Introducing Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrivals; two gorgeous Platypus twins! After 13 year old mum Binarri and six year old dad Tarrabi were spotted courting late last year, Binarri had almost immediately begun making preparations and nesting. The twins emerged from their underground burrow approximately 133 days after hatching.

9 March 2016
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Toothy problems for Tassie Devil

Tasmanian Devils aren’t known for their table manners or fresh breath but, just like us, they need to keep their teeth healthy and every now and then they need a quick visit to the dentist.

22 February 2016