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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
Eagle versus Magpie

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle meets Nick Maxwell

It was Eagle versus Magpie as Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle eyeballed Nick Maxwell, Collingwood Football Club’s Captain ahead of the team’s visit to the Yarra Valley later this month.

Collingwood football players will attend 'Dinner with the Stars' at Rochford Wines.

1 February 2013
Spotted Tree Frog VicSuper Competition Entry

VicSuper and Victorian school students fight extinction

VicSuper, a proud supporter of Zoos Victoria's Mali in my School program recently ran a series of competitions for Victorian primary and secondary

30 January 2013
Australia Day at Healesville Sanctuary

Australia Day at Healesville Sanctuary

Come and celebrate all things Australian at Healesville Sanctuary this Australia Day. Our friends at Harvest catering have come to the party with a fresh roll filled with spit roasted local lamb and rosemary mint jelly or a K&B beef and thyme sausage with caramelised onion.

25 January 2013
Baby elephant video

Special video - Meet Melbourne Zoo's new baby elephant

On 17 January, Melbourne Zoo welcomed a beautiful baby elephant into the world. We've created this special video of his birth to capture the moment, and also to show how you can help to save his cousins in

25 January 2013
Baby elephant's first time in the paddle pool

Pachyderm Pool Paddle

Num-Oi’s five -day-old calf is doing so well that Keepers decided yesterday that they would refill the shallow pool and give him a chance to paddle in it today.

They waited until they were satisfied that he was sufficiently steady on his feet to have his first pool paddle experience.

22 January 2013
Baby elephant at Melbourne Zoo

Come and meet the baby elephant!

Melbourne Zoo is very pleased to announce that as of Tuesday 22 January, Num-Oi's baby elephant is expected to be on public display from 11.00am to 12:30pm and again from 2.00pm to 3.00pm each day.

Today (Monday 20 January), the hours are 11.00am to 1.00pm.

18 January 2013
Num-Oi and her baby boy

It's a boy!

Melbourne Zoo's Asian Elephant Num-Oi has given birth overnight.

Her 22-month pregnancy concluded at 2:50am with the birth of a little boy.

17 January 2013
Mountain pygmy-possum 1

Your chance to become a Keeper for a Day

Keeper Julie has her hands full looking after our beautiful baby Mountain Pygmy-possums – even though they’re so tiny!

Julie is looking for a team of Keepers for a Day to help fight extinction and care for our precious endangered species.

11 January 2013