Healesville Sanctuary hosted its inaugural Zoos Victoria member party last weekend. It was a great day out with performances by DirtGirl and Hoot and Hootabelle, face painting for all the kids and plenty of games and activities.
On Saturday an orphaned Swamp Wallaby joey was brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre. After an initial check and X-rays, our vet team found the little guy had a fractured leg that would need surgery.
Zoos Victoria’s International Conservation Grants program is once again calling for submissions for the third year running. For the first time, 2016 applications will be considered not just on measurable benefits to wildlife but will also look at how the project aims to build social capacity in order to achieve meaningful benefits to local people too.
Two weeks ago, a koala named Arthur was brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre after being hit by a car. Arthur had a broken leg and arm, and was unable to move around by himself.
Today Buffy the Chocolate-wattled Bat came to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary after being found in a cat's mouth. She was very dehydrated and had mutliple wounds from the cat on her body and her wing membrane.