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Pitter patter - Platypus twins!

Healesville Sanctuary has celebrated another world first breeding success with the arrival of twin Platypus known as puggles, the fourth set of twins to be born at the Sanctuary.

4 March 2013
Act Wild for Seals

Clean Up Australia Day

Our Australian Fur Seals are getting ready for Clean Up Australia Day this Sunday, 3 March and have volunteered their services to help the cause. Every year poorly discarded plastic and fishing waste kills up to 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals and countless fish.

28 February 2013
Wilson the baby Echidna

Prickly Wilson now in good hands

Wilson the baby Echidna is one lucky guy, after being rescued from Main Street, Healesville last Sunday on a very hot afternoon.

28 February 2013
One for the birds

One for the birds

Zoo Keeper Claire Gilder knows a thing or two about birds, and has something to chirp about, landing a job at Healesville Sanctuary looking after some of Australia’s rarest and quirkiest feathered friends.

19 February 2013
Xtinction Xhibition

Xtinction Xhibition

Healesville Sanctuary is proud to support Xtinction at Three Stories Artspace Gallery, opening Saturday 23 February.

18 February 2013
Magpies the latest attraction at Healesville Sanctuary

Magpies the latest attraction at Healesville Sanctuary

Kangaroos, hawks, eagles - and now Magpies.

Healesville Sanctuary welcomed members from the Collingwood Football Club as part of the club's tour of the Yarra Valley.

18 February 2013
Rock Rescue

Rock Rescue - Lord Howe Island Stick Insect

On Valentine’s Day ten years ago, intrepid scientists scaled the steep cliffs of Ball’s Pyramid to collect some of the world’s rarest insects.

15 February 2013
I, Animal on Valentine's Day

Be my Valentine, I’ll be your I, Animal

Melburnians are proving a romantic bunch when it comes to the new after dark adult experience, I, Animal  at Melbourne Zoo.

13 February 2013
Amelia Fritz

Healesville Sanctuary remembers Black Saturday

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires which caused so much personal tragedy in Healesville Sanctuary's local community.

7 February 2013
Dine with the Platypus

Dine with the Platypus

Saturday 16 March

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Healesville Sanctuary invites you to let the team from Healesville Hotel and Sanctuary Harvest inspire you with the very best seasonal local produce in a delicious end of summer lunch.

6 February 2013