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Scarlett the injured Wombat

Wombat wars for little Scarlett

It’s been a tough start for little Scarlett. Found in her dead mother’s pouch by a passing motorist, she has been handraised by a wildlife carer and now, at 15 months old, she was ready to be introduced to other wombats for socialisation, a normal procedure ahead of release back to the wild.

6 June 2014
LBP at Healesville

Update on Leadbeater's Possum monitoring

Motivated by the dramatic population decline recorded in past years and with the support of the species Recovery Team, in mid- May, Dan and the team brought into Healesville Sanctuary’s care, three possums; two males and one female, to become part of the captive breeding program.

4 June 2014
Mountain Pygmy Possums Copyright Rob Leeson Herald Sun

Saving this little handful

Introducing Orbit, Fraggle, Licorice and Spring, the cutest little handful of Mountain Pygmy-possums you’ll ever meet.

27 May 2014
Yarra - Rob

Yarra sticks her neck out this World Turtle Day

Today is World Turtle Day and Yarra is one lucky turtle: she swallowed a huge fish hook discarded by a fisherman but, following emergency surgery at Healesville Sanctuary, her prognosis is looking good.

23 May 2014
Southern Corroboree Frog

Hank the Guard Frog gives us something to croak about

Hank might look tough but this striking little frog is under serious threat of extinction.

23 May 2014
LBP juvenile

Leadbeater’s Possum Monitoring

For the next fortnight, Dan Harley Threatened Species Biologist at Healesville Sanctuary will be part of a team monitoring the last lowland population of Leadbeater’s Possum at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in conjunction with Parks Victoria as part of the annual population monitoring which has taken place since 1996.

19 May 2014
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