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Healesville Sanctuary





Heat affects wildlife: our top tips for wildlife during a heatwave

Victoria’s wildlife will struggle to cope with scorching temperatures predicted across the state until Monday. 

“Animals without access to shade and water really suffer on hot days," Ross Williamson, Healesville Sanctuary Director said.

17 January 2018

Bringing Healesville Sanctuary to the sick kids at Monash Children's Hospital

As part of National Children’s Week, Healesville Sanctuary has once again teamed up with the Monash Children's Hospital to bring smiles and laughter to the hospital’s patients.

26 October 2017
Eclectus Parrot

Apparrotly he's a pretty boy!

Two brand new parrots are giving Healesville Sanctuary visitors something to chirp about.
Ollie is a male Eclectus Parrot and his female companion, Bonnie, make a striking new pair in the Lyrebird Aviary.

19 October 2017
OBP in hand prerelease

Parrots set to boost wild population

Numbers of the Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot will receive a boost this week with 15 female birds set to be released in Melaleuca, Tasmania.

22 October 2017
Leadbeaters Possum Nat Geo

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore photographs 7,000th species for The Photo Ark at Healesville Sanctuary

World renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has reached a milestone in Australia, with the critically endangered Leadbeater’s Possum becoming the 7,000th species to join The Photo Ark.

15 September 2017

There's a new Koala on the Block at Healesville Sanctuary

To kick off Save the Koala month we’d like to introduce you to a new Koala on the block at Healesville Sanctuary. It’s been a tough couple of months for this Koala after being found sitting beside a country road with severe injuries to his hind leg.

6 September 2017
OBP close up

Parrots flock to Werribee Open Range Zoo

It might have been a shorter migration than they are used to but 25 Orange-bellied Parrots arrived safely at Werribee Open Range Zoo this week after being transferred from Healesville Sanctuary.

1 September 2017
Possum video

Winter slumber for our tiny possum

Mountain Pygmy-possums are an exceptional little possum.

10 August 2017

Land of Parrots temporarily closed

The Land of Parrots exhibit has been temporarily closed due to the recent identification of a bacterial infection in one of our Lorikeets.

7 August 2017

International Owl Awareness Day

We bet that if you’ve been to Healesville Sanctuary’s Spirits of the Sky free-flight bird presentation you will remember seeing our Barking Owls flying (perhaps terrifyingly) close to your head!

2 August 2017