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Wanted: a devil of a name

Meet Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival, a gorgeous little Tasmanian Devil joey. Although she’s not up to meeting visitors just yet, she is beautiful, strong and healthy and had her first photo shoot with the Sunday Herald Sun last week, where she was a true little media star.

26 July 2013
Baby Bo

Baby Bo joins our Sanctuary family

Healesville Sanctuary has adopted an orphan wombat baby named Bo, found in the pouch of his mother who had been hit by a car in nearby Yellingbo. The six month old baby was admitted with a few itchy spots which progressively got worse.

7 June 2013
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Celebrating our Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week, Australia’s largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism. Today, there are more than 220 people volunteering annually at Healesville Sanctuary, more than double the Sanctuary’s own staff numbers.

12 May 2013
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Rescued Platypus in safe hands

The vet team at Healesville Sanctuary worked overnight to save this baby Platypus found with a rubber band around its neck in Brushy Creek, Croydon. Sadly, vets believe the baby male had also been attacked, possibly by a dog.

9 May 2013
Dr. Harry with Mountain Pygmy-possum

Dr. Harry visits Healesville Sanctuary

Dr. Harry Cooper from Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens visited Healesville Sanctuary today where he delighted animals, visitors and staff.

9 May 2013
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A beautiful bond

It’s an unusual but beautiful bond. Chicken the Wedge-tailed Eagle came to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary in October after trying to enter a local lady’s house through her back door.

9 April 2013
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Battle for survival for this little possum

Did you know this little guy was thought to be extinct for 50 years, before being rediscovered in 1961? But the super-cute Leadbeater’s Possum is still in real trouble, when more than half the population was wiped out in the Black Saturday bushfires.

5 April 2013
Don Hany and a Wedge-tailed Eagle

Hollywood comes to Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary will be the setting for a major new Australian feature film this Thursday and Friday (21 and 22 March 2013).

And 700 lucky Zoos Victoria members and guests will be part of the unique event, participating as extras in the film, HEALING.

20 March 2013
Possible Dreams International Choir from Africa

The musical sounds of Africa

Visitors to Healesville Sanctuary over the weekend were treated to a performance from the Possible Dreams International Choir from Africa.

12 March 2013
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Free entry offer during Education Week

Healesville Sanctuary is offering a limited number of free of charge entries for government schools during Education Week (May 20th -24th)

5 March 2013