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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
Triplet Possums

Three times a miracle

When Ezra walked past a possum which had been hit by a car in Don Valley, she wasn’t prepared for what she saw. The possum’s belly was still moving, so Ezra’s mum checked the pouch and found three tiny babies which they rushed to Healesville Sanctuary.

8 October 2013
Jay Town Baby Dragon

Don't move an inch, I've got my eye on you!

Healesville Sanctuary is being overrun with 25 Inland Bearded Dragons hatched from 25 eggs overnight.

7 October 2013
Teddy Vet Check

Free Vet Checks!

This weekend is your last chance to get your favourite soft toy animal checked by our friendly vet team at Healesville Sanctuary. We have many spring babies in the nursery at the hospital to come and say hello to as well.

4 October 2013
Devils to Maria Island 1

Devils on the Run

Eight healthy Tasmanian Devils from Healesville Sanctuary are being quarantined ahead of their planned translocation to Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania later next month. They will be the first devils from the Sanctuary's insurance population to be released onto the Island.

2 October 2013
Bush Babies - Poa and Briella

Bush Babies

Introducing two beautiful babies: gorgeous eight month old Briella Tamme from Lilydale, who came to visit Healesville Sanctuary with her mother Lauren and father Sam and had a lovely time on the lawns of the Australian Wildlife Health Centre with Poa the orphaned wombat.

30 September 2013
Pip and Petal

Spring Possums and Blossoms

Meet Pip and Petal, two Common Ringtail Possum babies who LOVE flowers! These two aren’t siblings but they are best friends. They’re both around five months old and were brought into the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary for different reasons.

25 September 2013