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Healesville Sanctuary





Keeping an eye on Jess

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest animal, Jess the Wedge-tailed Eagle, had a visit from an eye specialist on Friday.

19 March 2015
Platypus X-Ray

Vale Velvet

Last week a very young Platypus was delivered to the Australia Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary by long-time wildlife carer Hazel Cook.

19 March 2015
Florence and her induction box

All smiles for this wombat

Healesville Sanctuary’s oldest wombat, 11 year old Florence, had her routine dentist check up this morning.

Every three months, Florence has her teeth checked to ensure they are healthy and to help prevent any dental issues as she enters her twilight years.

17 February 2015
Wombat in blanket

Black Saturday anniversary

Today is the sixth anniversary of the Black Saturday disaster. The bushfires caused much personal tragedy within Healesville Sanctuary’s local community. 

6 February 2015
Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Adorable new addition!

Healesville Sanctuary has a new arrival in the Nocturnal House.

This adorable Eastern Barred Bandicoot joey is now 54 days old and weighs a tiny 112 grams. Her keepers are just a little smitten.

23 January 2015
Eok the Eel in its beginning stages

Sculptor Rob Bast returns to the Sanctuary

World renowned sculptor Rob Bast returned to Healesville Sanctuary today to create his twelfth piece for the Sanctuary; Eok the Eel. Visitors love his previous chainsaw artwork including platypus, parrots, Megalania, skulls and totems. 

22 January 2015

A Furry Friend

Little Gumnut weighed just 1.2kg when she was found in Hamilton in early December clinging to the back of her dead mother who had been hit by a car.

9 January 2015
Southern Corroboree Frog on nest

Frog Turns To Chocolate

Zoos Victoria has turned to chocolate to highlight the plight of one of Australia’s most endangered amphibians, the Southern Corroboree Frog.

8 January 2015
Sensitive Santa

Sensitive Santa grants early Christmas wishes at Healesville Sanctuary

Two years ago, Senior Platypus Keeper Mason Hill, was ecstatic to get a happy snap of Santa with his twin girls, Samara and Aleshia, aged 4 and a half.  

19 December 2014
Alpine skink

The skink team share research

Healesville Sanctuary's alpine skink keepers are excited to share the recent news from when the team assisted collaborating PhD student, Zak Atkins from La Trobe University with his research project.

5 December 2014