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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
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
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