Healesville Sanctuary



Turtle Surgery

Tales of a turtle

There’s always something happening at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre and Monday was no exception.

25 November 2015
Nursing Noojee

Nursing Noojee

Noojee the koala is one very lucky little baby. He was found sitting on the side of a country road near Noojee by a family who brought him to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

12 November 2015
Fraser with Millie

The cute, fluffy and feathery visit Monash Children's Hospital

They say you should never work with children and animals, but Monash Children’s Hospital and Healesville Sanctuary teamed up once again this year to break that rule.

30 October 2015
Olive the Tasmanian Devil

Olive, Mack and Archer's moving day

Healesville Sanctuary as part of Zoo's Victoria, is pleased to announce that Olive, Archer and Mack, three healthy disease-free Tasmanian Devils bred at the Sanctuary, have moved to Tasmania as part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project. 

8 October 2015
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
HeHo release video

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