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Healesville Sanctuary




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World's first allergic echidna completes journey to recovery

We’d like to introduce you to Matilda, a sweet-natured short-beaked Echidna, with an unusual allergy. Matilda is allergic to ants. That’s right, she’s allergic to her main food group.

2 October 2018

Helmeted Honeyeaters released to the wild

Five Helmeted Honeyeaters were released on Thursday at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in an effort to save the species from extinction.

6 September 2018

Vets come eye to eye with Spotted Tree Frog

A tiny Spotted Tree Frog, weighing in at just seven grams, had an eye examination on Friday after keepers noticed some slight cloudiness in one of his eyes.

16 July 2018
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How does a Lyrebird build her nest?

What stands at 1.2m tall and weighs 14kg…? A lyrebird nest of course!

Keepers recently noticed that Cora, our resident female Lyrebird at Healesville Sanctuary, had started to build a nest – and it’s an impressive sight to behold!

5 July 2018
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Happy Birthday to you, Mani, the Tree Kangaroo

Mani the Tree Kangaroo is celebrating her 5th birthday today at Healesville Sanctuary!

Mani was born in 2013 and arrived at the Sanctuary in early 2016 from the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra.

28 June 2018

There’s still a lot of hop left in this kangaroo!

Seven-month-old Eastern Grey Kangaroo, affectionately dubbed ‘Mia’, was found hanging on a fence on a rural property in late May. Luckily, she was spotted and quickly picked up by a local wildlife carer.

21 June 2018

Life is great when you’re about to turn 8!

Boy how time flies when you are adorable Dingo twins! It seems like only yesterday that Healesville Sanctuary’s adorable Alpine Dingo pups joined the family, and on Sunday (June 10) they turn eight years old!

8 June 2018

Healesville Sanctuary turns 84!

It may now be the same age as it takes for Uranus to complete once rotation around the sun, but there’s no chance of being knocked out of orbit for Healesville Sanctuary, as it celebrates its 84th birthday today, the 30th May.

30 May 2018

A swift return to the wild

It was an exciting day on Friday for the team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, who were able to release an Australian Swift Parrot back into the wild for the first time.

21 May 2018
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Helping endangered Mountain Pygmy-possums find love

Critically endangered Mountain Pygmy-possums, currently separated by the Great Alpine Road, have been reconnected thanks to a new, specifically built “Tunnel of Love” on Mt Little Higginbotham.

2 May 2018