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Baby platypuses

Last chance to meet baby Platypus

Visitors have just one more week to lock in a play date at Healesville Sanctuary with two baby Platypuses who now have names, thanks to our visitors who submitted hundreds of entries!

17 March 2012
Puggle pair

Platypus twins! Puggle pair on parade

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated another world first breeding success with the arrival of twin Platypus known as 'puggles'.



The twins, a boy and a girl, went on display today at Healesville Sanctuary, for a limited time only.



20 February 2012
Rescued Leadbeater Possum

Three Leadbeater's Possums from Lake Mountain brought into care

The last three known remaining Leadbeater's Possums from Lake Mountain have been rescued and safely delivered to Healesville Sanctuary following ongoing concern for their survival.



13 February 2012
Baby wombat

Celebrate all things Australian this Australia Day!

Where better to celebrate Australia Day than at Healesville Sanctuary?

We're inviting everyone to celebrate in true Aussie style this Australia Day.

24 January 2012
Brolga Room flowers

Aussie Christmas lunch in the bush

Enjoy your Christmas day festivities at Healesville Sanctuary, set in the serenity and beauty of the Australian bush, surrounded by the whistle and calls of our native birds and animals.

19 December 2011
Orphan Emily with teddy

Emily, Teddy and Amie makes three

Meet Little Emily, found on French Island a week ago, orphaned after Mum had a climbing accident. She was still clinging onto Mum and vets believe she could have been there for a few days. She was rescued by Parks Victoria staff and then transported to Healesville.

8 November 2011
Little wombat Rupert

A little cuppa cuteness

Little wombat, Rupert, was no more than three months old and weighed just 260g when he was rescued from his dead mother's pouch after she'd been killed by a car near Yarck in country Victoria.

6 November 2011
Tasmanian Devil girls at play

Devil of a name!

Healesville Sanctuary's very first pair of handraised Tasmanian Devil joeys need names. The two little girls are just seven months old and are ready to meet visitors.

4 November 2011
Waffles the wallaby

Healesville Sanctuary's furry friends kick off Children's Week at Monash Children's Hospital

2011 Children's Week at Monash Children's will kick off with a special first time visit from baby animals from Healesville Sanctuary.

25 October 2011
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