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Happy Birthday Fleay

Happy 21st to Healesville Sanctuary's oldest Platypus

Wednesday 12 November 2014 was a very special day for our oldest Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary - Fleay turned 21 years old!
Fleay came into the collection as a baby in 1993 and has been the feature display in World of Platypus for the past 21 years.
It is thought that Platypus in the wild live to about 15 years but in captivity they can live into their early 20s.

17 November 2014
Healesville Sanctuary visits Monash Children's Hospital

Healesville Sanctuary wildlife visiting Monash Children’s Hospital

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

24 October 2014
Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby

Exciting news in the Wallaby Paddock

Healesville Sanctuary has some exciting news – Love, the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby has a joey in her pouch. The gorgeous joey has just started poking its head out and taking a peak at visitors.

This is the first joey for dad, Thunder. 

20 October 2014
Leo the Echidna puggle - 11 weeks old

Lucky Leo

Leo the Echidna puggle tested fate when he was found at only a month old in a garden bed in Badger Creek. Luckily for Leo, he was brought straight to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre and was given a fighting chance to survive.

16 October 2014
Lyrebird

Spectacular new home for Healesville’s Lyrebirds

Visitors to Healesville Sanctuary will now experience a spectacular new setting for its world-renowned Lyrebirds following a renewed partnership with RACV to transform the Lyrebird aviary.

10 October 2014
Helmet Honeyeater twins

A great boost for Helmeted Honeyeaters

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated one of its best breeding and release seasons to date, successfully releasing eighteen Helmeted Honeyeaters into the wild last week.

1 October 2014
Monet the Cassowary

World Cassowary Day

This Friday 26 September we commemorate World Cassowary Day to raise awareness of the Southern Cassowary, which has an estimated population of possibly fewer than 1,000.

25 September 2014
Kuma

Dingo visits veterinary specialists

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest Dingo, Kuma, visited the veterinary specialist Wednesday 24 September at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre in Glen Waverley.

Kuma, aged 12, had an upset stomach and had an abdominal ultrasound and upper gastrointestinal scope.

24 September 2014
Wombat joey

Wombat joey needs a name

Healesville Sanctuary has admitted 70 patients in the past three weeks, heralding the start of a busy spring.  And this little wombat is just one of many orphaned animals Keeper Amie Hindson and staff are caring for around the clock.

23 September 2014
Lilly, Dr Jemima Amery-Gale and Milo

Vet Health Checks

Springtime means babies at Healesville Sanctuary and the vet team is inviting visitors to bring in their teddy or favourite animal toy for a check-up in the Wildlife Hospital and get a Good Health certificate to take home.

19 September 2014