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Double dingo birthday bash

Sunday 8 May is known mainly as Mother’s Day, a day where we celebrate all the very special Mother’s out there. However, At Healesville Sanctuary this day is also shared with two very special Dingoes whose birthdays fall on that same Sunday.

6 May 2016
platypus

Playtpus twins playtime

It’s been over two months since our Platypus twins Yaro and Wilam emerged from their burrow and in that time they’ve done a lot of growing up.

5 May 2016
Thin Green Line in the front line protecting wildlife

Thin Green Line in the front line protecting wildlife

Park rangers overseas are putting their own lives on the line every day trying to protect the lives of wildlife threatened by poaching and other human impact.

3 May 2016
Western Lowland Gorilla Ganyeka

Gorilla Ganyeka marks 16th Birthday

On Friday 29 April, Western Lowland Gorilla Ganyeka will mark his 16th Birthday.

It’s a special milestone for Ganyeka who is developing into an adult silverback.

29 April 2016
World Tapir Day 2

World Tapir Day

Step forward, Arturo, it’s your big day!

World Tapir Day is the perfect opportunity to highlight these amazing animals. Arturo is a Brazilian Tapir, a species that lives along rivers and in rainforests in Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay and Brazil.

27 April 2016
Expectant elephant countdown 5

Expectant elephant countdown

The pachyderm pregnancy has moved into the countdown phase of preparations.

26 April 2016
Miss Wing and friends

Precious Penguins

Wild Sea Keepers will be celebrating World Penguin Day over the long weekend with an extra presentation at 9:45am every morning.

World Penguin Day highlights the world’s 18 species of penguins, all found in the Southern Hemisphere: South America, Africa, and Australia.

22 April 2016
Maimunah and Dewi

Mother’s Day with Maimunah and Dewi

In many species, mothers and daughters have a special bond and this is certainly the case with Sumatran Orang-utans Maimunah (mum) and Dewi (daughter). Senior Primate Keeper, Fleur Butcher share their story.

21 April 2016
Guardian Dog Pup Barkley

Schools name Guardian Dog Pups

Meet Barkley, Gunyah and Killara – three furry new recruits named by students at Banyan Fields Primary School, St Margaret’s School and Blackburn Lake Primary School.

19 April 2016
Gorilla Vet visit

Gorilla vet visit

Melbourne Zoo Keepers keep a careful check on the health of every individual in their care, and current training regimes make it possible for them to closely monitor the animals from their teeth to their toes.

18 April 2016