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Devil in Pouch

Make a pouch for our Bush Babies!

Springtime is a 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.

20 September 2013
Swanny

Nearly a Swan Song

Swanny is just weeks old but very lucky to be here after trying to cross a busy road alone.  This beautiful cygnet was found without a mother or other siblings nearby, so was rescued and brought to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

17 September 2013
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Tiny care for a tiny patient

Meet Billie, a Little Forest Bat that was brought into the Australian Wildlife Hospital Centre at Healesville Sanctuary earlier this week.

12 September 2013
Baby Bo Update

Update on baby Bo

Everyone’s been asking about Healesville Sanctuary’s adopted orphan Wombat baby Bo. You’ll remember he came into our care three months ago after he was found in the pouch of his mother who’d been hit by a car.

21 August 2013
William Barak

Between Two Worlds

Healesville Sanctuary remembered Aboriginal leader William Barak today, with Wurundjeri Elders, Murrindindi and Auntie Joy and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Jeanette Powell, unveiling a commemorative life-size bronze sculpture and opening Wurundjeri Walk to mark the 110th annviersary of Barak's passing.

15 August 2013
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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