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a beautiful bond

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
Education week 620

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
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Pitter patter - Platypus twins!

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated another world first breeding success with the arrival of twin Platypus known as puggles, the fourth set of twins to be born at the Sanctuary.

4 March 2013
Wilson the baby Echidna

Prickly Wilson now in good hands

Wilson the baby Echidna is one lucky guy, after being rescued from Main Street, Healesville last Sunday on a very hot afternoon.

28 February 2013
One for the birds

One for the birds

Zoo Keeper Claire Gilder knows a thing or two about birds, and has something to chirp about, landing a job at Healesville Sanctuary looking after some of Australia’s rarest and quirkiest feathered friends.

19 February 2013
Magpies the latest attraction at Healesville Sanctuary

Magpies the latest attraction at Healesville Sanctuary

Kangaroos, hawks, eagles - and now Magpies.

Healesville Sanctuary welcomed members from the Collingwood Football Club as part of the club's tour of the Yarra Valley.

18 February 2013
Xtinction Xhibition

Xtinction Xhibition

Healesville Sanctuary is proud to support Xtinction at Three Stories Artspace Gallery, opening Saturday 23 February.

18 February 2013