Jess wedge-tailed eagle

Sanctuary's oldest animal turns 44

Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle is Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal, turning 44 today. He has performed more than 350,000 flybys in the spectacular Spirits of the Sky presentation.
16 September 2015
Red Kangaroo Joey

Kiara's on baby watch

In exciting news, our keepers and visitors at Healesville Sanctuary have just started spotting our Red Kangaroo, Kiara’s first ever joey popping its head out of her pouch.

15 September 2015
Bush stone curlew babies

Spring time is baby time

Healesville Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital is a Baby Burrow this spring!
15 September 2015


Our friends at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in conjunction with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation are creating hope through art with a free outdoor charity art exhibition, hopforhope.

15 September 2015
Mail elephant

Kids visit free during ANZ Zoo Month

September is ANZ Zoo Month at Melbourne Zoo and thanks to our partnership with ANZ, if you are an ANZ customer kids will receive free entry throughout the month of September.

15 September 2015
Don't palm us off orang-utans

Zoos Victoria welcomes historic ruling

Zoos Victoria has welcomed reports the historic legal case against palm oil company PT Kallista Alam for illegally burning the Leuser Ecosystem’s Tripa Peat Swamps has been won.

14 September 2015
Pachyderm party 1

Pachyderm Party, Ongard turns five

The Zoo’s first-ever male Asian Elephant calf celebrated his fifth birthday today with treats prepared by his Keepers plus a Zoo Bakery banana cake with strawberries!   

10 September 2015
Phasmid cover

Phasmid book launched

This story began in 1918, when rats ran ashore from a ship grounded on Lord Howe Island.

Native wildlife had no defence against them, so Lord Howe Island Stick Insects plus many other species were wiped out.

7 September 2015
stranger danger video

Stranger Danger Training for Helmeted Honeyeaters

Picture this; you’re small, feathery, and very protected in your forest haven at Healesville Sanctuary. But you have a big job ahead of you.

7 September 2015
Peter Hitchener helps us Fight Extinction

Celebrating Zoos Victoria's successes this National Threatened Species Day

This National Threatened Species Day, Zoos Victoria is celebrating another successful breeding season and releases of animals into the wild.

7 September 2015