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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

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

9 August 2016
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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
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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
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RACV member offer

The brand new Koala Forest has opened at Healesville Sanctuary and RACV members are invited to a special Koala offer.

1 July 2016
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Mani Birthday wishes for Goodfellow's Tree-Kangaroo

Hip Hip Hooray it’s Mani the Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroo birthday today! Healesville Sanctuary’s Tree-Kangaroo Mani turned three yesterday and to mark this special occasion Keepers organised a delicious and beautiful cake.

29 June 2016
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Wedginald the Wedge-tail Eagle

Healesville Sanctuary is treating a young Wedge-tailed Eagle which had been shot then hit by a car.

Weginald the Wedge-tailed Eagle was found at Mt Cottrell (western suburbs of Melbourne) in early May and was brought to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre for emergency surgery.

24 June 2016
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Koala Forest open!

This Winter Healesville Sanctuary is proud to launch a brand new exhibit, Koala Forest. This new exhibit celebrates the most iconic of Australian animals - the Koala.

22 June 2016
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Dingoes Tambo and Jinda celebrate their sixth birthday

Double Trouble! Jinda and Tambo, Healesville Sanctuary’s adorable Alpine Dingo pups are all grown up and will be turning six on Friday! These two rambunctious pups will be on display at Dingo Country, so make sure you come and say happy birthday to them.

9 June 2016
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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