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Healesville Sanctuary




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
TD Joeys

Joey success at the Sanctuary

At Healesville Sanctuary we are excited to announce that we have had a rip-roaring Tasmanian Devil Breeding Season, with a total of 13 devils born this year.

28 July 2017
Mani and Bagum

One Lucky Ducky

Most kids have a favourite toy and we all know how important it is to make sure these toys are with us wherever we go!

25 July 2017

A Fix for a Frogmouth

The vet team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre is kept busy every day, not only looking after all the animals in our collection, but also caring for the many wild patients brought to us after being found sick, injured or orphaned.

22 June 2017

Preparing our skinks for their big winter sleep

Did you know that we have some very special species at Healesville Sanctuary that hibernate?

The Sanctuary is home to two very special hibernating skink species, the Guthega and Alpine She-Oak Skinks, and our keepers are starting their winter preparation this weekend.

5 June 2017