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Meet our burrowers

Do you dig animals?

At Healesville Sanctuary we dig animals, especially the burrowing kind. These holidays we’re celebrating some of Australia’s most iconic burrowing species, such as the Echidna, the Wombat and the playful Platypus.

4 April 2016
Clancy

Slow news

Meet Clancy the Common Long-necked Turtle. Recently, Clancy has been sporting some serious modifications to her shell and is looking a bit like a miniature 'IronMan'.

1 April 2016
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Baw Baw babies birthday

Small but significant, Baw Baw Frogs are one of Victoria’s most endangered species.

They’re found only on Mt. Baw Baw, and until very recently no one but a few researchers had ever even seen one.

1 April 2016
charlie

A prickly situation

Brought to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre after she was found meandering around a backyard in Badger Creek, Charlie the Echidna puggle was confused, tiny, isolated and alone.

31 March 2016
plat twins

What's in a name?

Healesville’s newest arrivals have been named. The Platypus twins who emerged only weeks ago have been given traditional Wurundjeri names to suit their unique personalities.

30 March 2016
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Packing Pygmy Hippo

How do you pack up a Pygmy Hippo?

The answer is patiently!

30 March 2016
Animal magnetism

Animal Magnetism

Children seem to have a natural attraction to animals, and indeed many Melbourne Zoo staff recall that their lifelong fascination with wildlife began when they were very young.

24 March 2016
EBB Churchill Island

Six month milestone for Bandicoots

In only six months, endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots have successfully established themselves on Churchill Island in Phillip Island Nature Parks, marking a positive start to an ambitious trial release designed to save the species from extinction in Victoria.

22 March 2016
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Safe arrival for endangered crocs

Four young Philippines Crocodiles born at Melbourne Zoo in February 2014 have arrived safely at their destination, the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas.

21 March 2016
Up, up and away for endangered crocs

Up, up, and away for endangered crocs

Four young Philippines Crocodiles are in flight to the U.S. today as part of an international zoo network effort cooperating on behalf of the world’s most endangered crocodilian species.

17 March 2016