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Helmeted Honeyeater - Trent Browning

25 reasons to celebrate!

This week is not only the 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, it’s also the 25th anniversary of the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, a passionate volunteer group that has been working together with the threatened species team at Healesville Sanctuary  to save this beautiful but critically endangered bird from extinction.

16 May 2014
Prickles the Koala

A Prickly Customer

In this special Mother’s Day edition of our animal profiles, we take a look at Prickles, our 6-year old Koala mum from Healesville Sanctuary.

8 May 2014
Proposal

Marriage Proposal at Healesville Sanctuary

Everyone loves a good marriage proposal and what better way to propose than with the help of some unique Australian marsupials!

23 April 2014
Rehabilitation of Wedge-tailed Eagle

Healing the Wedge-tailed Eagle

Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre have successfully housed and treated a Wedge-tailed Eagle in April.

10 April 2014
Archie Roach with band

Archie Roach performs at Healesville Sanctuary

It was balmy and still for autumn, the perfect setting for the launch of Healesville Sanctuary’s Camp Corroboree with Archie Roach on Saturday night.

7 April 2014
Archie meeting Jesse

Archie Roach visits the Sanctuary

'This is where my music belongs.'

Wominjeka – when Archie Roach, one of Australia’s best internationally recognised singer-storytellers was welcomed to Healesville Sanctuary yesterday, he felt an instant connection.

2 April 2014
Zoos Victoria logo

Free-entry for Morwell residents

Morwell residents seeking respite from the smoky conditions caused by the Hazelwood open-cut fire are being offered free entry into Victoria's Zoos, including Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.  

3 March 2014
St Margarets Media Pouches

Kids create a pattern of care

Springtime is a very busy time when Healesville Sanctuary receives many orphaned wildlife babies. Our vet team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre work very closely with keepers and carers to look after these little ones.

19 December 2013
Zoo Vets promo

Zoo Vets Special

Don't miss the exclusive Nine News special as we go behind the scenes and meet the vets saving species from extinction at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo this Friday 20 December at 7.30pm for Victorian viewers.

17 December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction. In particular we’ve been taking care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Merry Christmas from all the team at Zoos Victoria!

16 December 2013