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Healesville Sanctuary




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
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15 Surprising Facts About Our Aussie Animals

You probably know emus can’t fly, but did you know they can’t walk backwards? Here are 15 surprising facts about our Aussie animals that you probably didn’t know…

29 May 2017

A Superb Lyrebird Pair

Healesville Sanctuary is excited to announce that our new Superb Lyrebird pair, Apollo and Coranderrk, have settled into their new home in the RACV Lyrebird Aviary and are ready to meet our visitors!

25 May 2017

Calling all Party Animals!

This Tuesday (30 May) Healesville Sanctuary is turning 83 and we want you to help us celebrate!

24 May 2017

World Turtle Day

Today (Tuesday 23 May) is World Turtle Day and we’d like to share the story of two patients at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary at the moment.

Cisco the Murray River Turtle arrived with horrific injuries from a fish hook.

22 May 2017

Vale Benni

Healesville Sanctuary is saddened to announce the tragic loss of Benni the Koala.

Veterinary staff made the very difficult decision to euthanise the eight year old after his health suddenly deteriorated.

9 May 2017

Keeping an eye on an old favourite

When keepers noticed inflammation around Fleay the Platypus’ left eye, they wasted no time in calling in Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Dr Andrew Turner.

5 May 2017

World Veterinary Day Saturday 29 April 2017

Today is World Veterinary Day and we would like you to join us in saying a huge thank you to our vets and vet nurses who work at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary.

28 April 2017