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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
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