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Kids create a pattern of care

Springtime is a very busy time when Healesville Sanctuary receives many orphaned wildlife babies. Our vet team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre work very closely with keepers and carers to look after these little ones.

19 December 2013
Zoo Vets promo

Zoo Vets Special

Don't miss the exclusive Nine News special as we go behind the scenes and meet the vets saving species from extinction at Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo this Friday 20 December at 7.30pm for Victorian viewers.

17 December 2013
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We’ve had another massive year fighting wildlife extinction. In particular we’ve been taking care of this little guy, the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Merry Christmas from all the team at Zoos Victoria!

16 December 2013
David Smith Injured Turtle

Turtles on the move

Healesville Sanctuary vets released Mr. Meccano, a Common Long-necked Turtle back into a dam at Domaine Chandon last week.

Mr. Meccano was one of 25 turtles that have been bought into the Australian Wildlife Health Centre this season after being hit by cars. 

11 December 2013
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Celebrating Coranderrk

TarraWarra Museum of Art and Healesville Sanctuary proudly present a unique collaboration this summer.

5 December 2013
Winner of Koala Naming Comp 2013

Jaikyn's special birthday with Steve

Jaikyn celebrated his eighth birthday with a very special magic moment with Healesville Sanctuary’s new Koala joey and his mum Prickles on Sunday.

5 December 2013
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
Aunty Joy

Aunty Joy's welcome to country

Under the gorgeous setting sun, Aunty Joy Wandin-Murphy, AO, filmed a Welcome to Country ceremony at Healesville Sanctuary for Tourism Victoria; it will be seen by all visitors coming through Melbourne Airport.

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