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Steve the Koala - Lou Stephens

Steve welcomed at Sanctuary Harvest

Guess who’s moved in? Meet Steve, now on display at Sanctuary Harvest, where visitors are loving meeting him while ordering delicious food ready to go - sandwiches, salads and hot options.

7 August 2014
Wind damage to Woodlands Aviary

Wild winds cause damage at Healesville Sanctuary

For the safety of animals, visitors and staff, Healesville Sanctuary was forced to close last week as wild and destructive winds caused trees to fall and extensive damage to the Woodlands Aviary.

7 August 2014
Dr Scheelings at Donna the Platypus

Entangled Platypus lucky to be alive

Rubbish in waterways is a big threat to Platypus and other wildlife. Last week, the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary treated a Platypus who had been brought in by wildlife carers after she had been found crossing a main road.

5 August 2014
Bowerbird

Feeling Blue?

When Keeper Amie spotted this wild Bowerbird in Healesville Sanctuary’s grounds, she immediately knew something was wrong. She quickly caught it up and took it to the veterinary team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre.

17 July 2014
Dingo Puppies

Dingo Puppies at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary is thrilled to announce the arrival of two beautiful Dingo puppies. The sisters are just eight weeks old and ready to meet visitors.

10 July 2014
King Island Kangaroos

Marion and Harriet our friendly Kangaroo Island Kangaroos

Our Kangaroo Island Kangaroos are a friendly bunch. Amongst them, they have their own little social groups that they regularly hang out with, and they’re very friendly with visitors and keepers.

9 July 2014
Tapini eating

Vale Tapini

Healesville Sanctuary’s Veterinarians and Keepers made the sad decision today to euthanise Tapini, our Tree-kangaroo. Tapini was 18 years old, and was diagnosed with arthritis in January 2012. She had been receiving medications to manage her comfort and mobility.

26 June 2014
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