Prolific Papa

Prolific Papa

Dads are in the spotlight leading up to Father’s Day, and one of the most prolific papas in the Zoo’s long history would have to be ‘Adam’, the first male Lord Howe Island Stick Insect to arrive here.

28 August 2015

Rocky lives another day

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.

21 August 2015
Fatuhiva-Monarch habitat

International grants currently accepting submissions

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.

18 August 2015
Arthur feed time

Arthur the injured koala

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.

17 August 2015
EBB release- churchill island video

Island Ark for Eastern Barred Bandicoots

Sixteen Eastern Barred Bandicoots are settling into their new home on Churchill Island in Phillip Island Nature Parks, as part of a trial release designed to save the species from extinction.

17 August 2015
Banjo and Mackinnon

Meet Banjo and Mackinnon

Thanks to our Zoo Members our first working dog pups now have names.

12 August 2015
Buffy the microbat

Buffy the microbat

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.

11 August 2015
Maternal Milestone

Maternal Milestone

It’s exactly a year since Asian Elephant Num-Oi became pregnant, so she is 12 months into a 22-month gestation.

The conception was complicated, because the baby’s father is in Perth.

11 August 2015
Koala Joey Werribee

Koala joey at Werribee Zoo

A seven-month old Koala joey has made her public debut at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

During the last few weeks the new arrival has started venturing out from mum’s pouch and onto her back and the family are doing well.

6 August 2015
Isidor birthday 1

Happy birthday Isidor

Siamang Isidor is 32 today!

Keepers made sure that Isidor had plenty of his favourite treats on his birthday, including leafy branches to munch on, plus grapes, carrots, and bananas.

5 August 2015