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Healesville Sanctuary




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
Turtle Surgery

Tales of a turtle

There’s always something happening at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre and Monday was no exception.

25 November 2015
Nursing Noojee

Nursing Noojee

Noojee the koala is one very lucky little baby. He was found sitting on the side of a country road near Noojee by a family who brought him to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

12 November 2015
Fraser with Millie

The cute, fluffy and feathery visit Monash Children's Hospital

They say you should never work with children and animals, but Monash Children’s Hospital and Healesville Sanctuary teamed up once again this year to break that rule.

30 October 2015
Olive the Tasmanian Devil

Olive, Mack and Archer's moving day

Healesville Sanctuary as part of Zoo's Victoria, is pleased to announce that Olive, Archer and Mack, three healthy disease-free Tasmanian Devils bred at the Sanctuary, have moved to Tasmania as part of the Wild Devil Recovery Project. 

8 October 2015
Jeremy the Galaxid

How do you anaesthetize a fish?

Healesville Sanctuary's vet Dr Sheelings was asked this question when Keeper Jess noticed Galaxid Fish, Jeremy, had a small lump near his head.

6 October 2015
Arthur's surgery

Arthur the koala's big move

Arthur, a young male koala, was brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre nearly three months ago.

25 September 2015