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Father Beau

Hybrid Mountain Pygmies hold hope of a bright future

He's tiny, but he's generating a lot of excitement. Beau is a first-time father in a breeding program designed to improve the survival chances of an endangered species.

17 October 2011
Minister adopts platypus

Minister adopts Platypus

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith visited Healesville Sanctuary to adopt a Platypus and to congratulate the staff on its highly successful breeding program.

7 September 2011
Threatened species

Boosting numbers on Threatened Species Day

To coincide with Threatened Species Day, births of 20 Tasmanian Devil joeys, 17 Helmeted Honeyeaters, 23 Orange-bellied Parrots, 524 Spotted Tree Frogs, 44 Southern Corroboree Frogs, 119 Northern Corroboree Frogs and 38 Mountain Pygmy-possums are being celebrated at Healesville Sanctuary.

4 September 2011
Bags for Burrumys

Students recycle bags for Burramys

Nunawading Christian School recently visited Healesville Sanctuary and participated in our Bags for Burramys program.

10 August 2011
Wurundjeri Jindi Worabak dancers

Zoos Victoria launch Reconciliation Action Plan

Zoos Victoria proudly launched their Reconciliation Action Plan at Healesville Sanctuary on Sunday 29 May.

30 May 2011
Indigenous artwork

Celebrate Reconciliation Week at Healesville Sanctuary

Renowned musician Archie Roach will headline Healesville Sanctuary's Reconciliation Week celebration on Sunday 29 May.



The celebration, which includes the launch of Zoos Victoria first Reconciliation Action Plan, will include a day of Indigenous themed activities.



23 May 2011
Tasmanian Devil aggression

A day of adventure! Zoo Keeper for a Day

Do you want to work with animals? Healesville Sanctuary presents the Keeper for a Day program—an engaging day of activity for all aspiring zoo keepers that allows you to go behind the scenes.

5 April 2011
Platypus video

Platypus death toll continues to rise

Healesville Sanctuary and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) are warning rogue anglers to stop illegally using opera house nets after another Platypus was found dead in the Bunyip River this month.

30 March 2011
Brolga Room mother's day

Mother’s Day lunch

Spoil mum and the family with a day at the sanctuary with a fabulous lunch in our Brolga room.

14 August 2012
Puggle the Platypus

Platypus puggle in a muddle—and one big puddle

Little Yamacoona (Wurundjeri for "water spirit"), weighed only 335 grams when she arrived at the Sanctuary in a critical condition four weeks ago. She was miraculously found at Raymond Island floating in saltwater about four kilometres from the mouth of the Mitchell River.

23 February 2011