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Sensitive Santa grants early Christmas wishes at Healesville Sanctuary

Two years ago, Senior Platypus Keeper Mason Hill, was ecstatic to get a happy snap of Santa with his twin girls, Samara and Aleshia, aged 4 and a half.  

19 December 2014
Lion -Lion Gorge Opening

Cats, dogs and crocs… Oh my!

Visitors to Melbourne Zoo this summer will experience an amazing new development: Lion Gorge, built on the footprint of the historic 1960s Lion Park and with incredible viewing of several predator species including African Lions, African Wild Dogs and the world’s most endangered crocodilian, the

18 December 2014
Man Jai birthday weigh in

Man Jai Turns One

The youngest Asian Elephant calf born into the regional conservation breeding program has celebrated his first birthday with help from his mother Dokkoon and big sister Mali.

Man Jai stepped up onto the scale for his birthday weigh-in: 388kg.

8 December 2014
Josh and Anthony

A special visit for Josh and Anthony

On Thursday 4 December, more than 300 students at St Justin’s Catholic Primary School were called to a special assembly in honour of brothers Josh and Anthony Del Papa.

8 December 2014
Dewi turns four

Dewi turns four

The youngest Sumatran Orang-utan at Melbourne Zoo will be celebrating her fourth birthday over the weekend. 

5 December 2014
Alpine skink

The skink team share research

Healesville Sanctuary's alpine skink keepers are excited to share the recent news from when the team assisted collaborating PhD student, Zak Atkins from La Trobe University with his research project.

5 December 2014
Emu video

Watch them grow

Healesville Sanctuary is very excited to announce our newest resident’s – twelve week old emu chicks, Dash and Drum!

4 December 2014
EBB check at Woodlands

Eastern Barred Bandicoot monitoring success!

Our recovery work with the Eastern Barred Bandicoots continued this week at Woodlands Historic Park, a 280 hectare fox-proof site in Greenvale.

4 December 2014
Isaac's Birthday Wish

Isaac's Birthday Wish

Five year-old Zoo Member Isaac Busuttil from Derrimut wanted something special for his birthday this year.

Instead of presents, he asked his classmates to make donations to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot – an Australian native now considered extinct in the wild.

3 December 2014
Label my fish campaign Melbourne launch

Matthew Evans, Vic chefs and fishers call for accurate seafood labelling

With a Federal Government inquiry into seafood labelling due to report on Thursday 18 December, chef and author Matthew Evans, peak enviro groups, high profile chefs and representatives of the Victorian fishing industry are calling for accurate labelling of seafood sold in Australia’s fish shops, takeaways and restaurants.

2 December 2014