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Ricky and Magnet

Ricky and Magnet say thank you!

Thank you for keeping a lookout for baby birds. Since our last update, we have received two more Tawny Frogmouth chicks.

22 November 2013
Healing cast and crew screening

Healing cast and crew screening

Sunday was an exciting day with the cast and crew first screening of the feature film, Healing, filmed at Healesville Sanctuary earlier this year.

22 November 2013
Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth

Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth

Ribbit the Tawny Frogmouth was found uninjured, but after his mother refused to take him back despite his rescuers best attempts, he was brought to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

12 November 2013
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Kids' Nature Play Coming Soon

Bring the kids to experience an exciting new nature play space at Healesville Sanctuary this summer.

7 November 2013
Tassie Devil to be released

A devil of a time in Tassie

Today is a wonderful milestone for Zoos Victoria: eleven Tasmanian Devils, eight of which were bred at Healesville Sanctuary and three from Monarto Zoo in South Australia, will be returned to the wilds of Tasmania – for the first time ever today.

6 November 2013
Jess and Fleay

Fantastic Fleay turns 20!

Today is a very special day for one of our oldest Platypus at Healesville Sanctuary - Fleay turns 20 year old!

Fleay came into the collection as a baby in 1993 and has been the feature display in World of Platypus for the past 20 years.

31 October 2013
Helmeted Honeyeater's flight for survival

Helmeted Honeyeater's flight for survival

Twelve critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeaters will be released into the wild today in an effort to save the bird from extinction.

24 October 2013
National Children's Week at Monash Hospital

Bringing Healesville Sanctuary to the children at Monash Children’s Hospital

They say you should never work with children and animals, but Monash Children’s Hospital and Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up to break that rule.

22 October 2013
Rusty the Kestrel by David Caird

Arrow and Rusty take flight

Australian Kestrels Arrow and Rusty are being 'given their wings' to launch National Bird Week in October, both flying freely in Healesville Sanctuary’s Spirits of the Sky presentation.

17 October 2013
Ellis Family with Yamacoona

Saving Yamacoona

It was a reunion with a difference when a family who found a near-death Platypus puggle more than two years ago came together again to see the happy and healthy Platypus.

14 October 2013