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Clancy

Slow news

Meet Clancy the Common Long-necked Turtle. Recently, Clancy has been sporting some serious modifications to her shell and is looking a bit like a miniature 'IronMan'.

1 April 2016
charlie

A prickly situation

Brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre after she was found meandering around a backyard in Badger Creek, Charlie the Echidna puggle was confused, tiny, isolated and alone.

31 March 2016
plat twins

What's in a name?

Healesville’s newest arrivals have been named. The Platypus twins who emerged only weeks ago have been given traditional Wurundjeri names to suit their unique personalities.

30 March 2016
Plat Twins

Seeing Double

Introducing Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrivals; two gorgeous Platypus twins! After 13 year old mum Binarri and six year old dad Tarrabi were spotted courting late last year, Binarri had almost immediately begun making preparations and nesting. The twins emerged from their underground burrow approximately 133 days after hatching.

9 March 2016
Smile

Toothy problems for Tassie Devil

Tasmanian Devils aren’t known for their table manners or fresh breath but, just like us, they need to keep their teeth healthy and every now and then they need a quick visit to the dentist.

22 February 2016
Rob the Frog and Debbie

A froggy love story

Rob the Southern Corroboree Frog had an incredible Valentine’s Day on the streets of Melbourne searching for love.

Victorians truly embraced Rob the Frog and he was spotted at the top of the Eureka Tower, the Channel Nine Newsroom, on Puffing Billy and even on the beaches of Fiji.

16 February 2016
Blaze the Tasmanian Devil

A devil with the ladies

February marks the beginning of Tasmanian Devil breeding season, which has kept our devil keepers busy as they go about the diificult task of pairing males and females together. Each devil pairing is comprehensively planned to ensure the best genetic diversity for future genera

5 February 2016
baby turtles

What the shell?

After waiting with bated breath, the team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre have welcomed the much anticipated arrival of eleven adorable baby turtles.

27 January 2016
Heat stress

How to help wildlife in a heat wave

During heat waves Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre sees a huge spike in patient admissions mostly due to heat stress.

23 December 2015
Fire Ready

Getting Fire Ready at Healesville Sanctuary

In 1978 Zoos Victoria was named the custodian of the bushland adjacent to Healesville Sanctuary, known as the Coranderrk Bushland, prior to this the Coranderrk Bushland was subject to logging and grazing.

22 December 2015