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Otana makes his debut

Twelve-year old male gorilla Otana has experienced his new Gorilla Rainforest home for the first time after being cleared from quarantine on Monday.

10 October 2013
Triplet Possums

Three times a miracle

When Ezra walked past a possum which had been hit by a car in Don Valley, she wasn’t prepared for what she saw. The possum’s belly was still moving, so Ezra’s mum checked the pouch and found three tiny babies which they rushed to Healesville Sanctuary.

8 October 2013
Jay Town Baby Dragon

Don't move an inch, I've got my eye on you!

Healesville Sanctuary is being overrun with 25 Inland Bearded Dragons hatched from 25 eggs overnight.

7 October 2013
Teddy Vet Check

Free Vet Checks!

This weekend is your last chance to get your favourite soft toy animal checked by our friendly vet team at Healesville Sanctuary. We have many spring babies in the nursery at the hospital to come and say hello to as well.

4 October 2013
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Devils on the Run

Eight healthy Tasmanian Devils from Healesville Sanctuary are being quarantined ahead of their planned translocation to Maria Island off the east coast of Tasmania later next month. They will be the first devils from the Sanctuary's insurance population to be released onto the Island.

2 October 2013
Bush Babies - Poa and Briella

Bush Babies

Introducing two beautiful babies: gorgeous eight month old Briella Tamme from Lilydale, who came to visit Healesville Sanctuary with her mother Lauren and father Sam and had a lovely time on the lawns of the Australian Wildlife Health Centre with Poa the orphaned wombat.

30 September 2013
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Meet our Seals: Gordo

Gordo is the smallest seal at Melbourne Zoo; the only male, and the only one of his species. He can get bossed around a bit by the other seals but will be seen at times sticking up for himself.

 
27 September 2013
Pip and Petal

Spring Possums and Blossoms

Meet Pip and Petal, two Common Ringtail Possum babies who LOVE flowers! These two aren’t siblings but they are best friends. They’re both around five months old and were brought into the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary for different reasons.

25 September 2013
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Meet our Seals: Bay

At six years of age, Bay is the youngest of our seals at Melbourne Zoo and can often be seen at the underwater viewing window in Wild Sea, interacting playfully with keepers and visitors.

25 September 2013
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Wyndham Schools love their locals

Most students have never heard of, let alone seen an Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB).... Yet on Wednesday September 4, 100 local primary school students joined forces at Werribee Open Range Zoo to help us fight the extinction of this super cute endangered local marsupial.

20 September 2013