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Healesville Sanctuary




Buffy the microbat

Buffy the microbat

Today Buffy the Chocolate-wattled Bat came to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary after being found in a cat's mouth. She was very dehydrated and had mutliple wounds from the cat on her body and her wing membrane.

11 August 2015
Vet Phillipa looking for duck

Weird and wonderful at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre

The Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary received an odd case yesterday. A woman came to the hospital after hearing movement sounds coming from her car engine the night before.

24 July 2015
Melba the echidna

Norton's new friend

A little while ago we shared the story of Norton, a young echidna who was brought into Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre requiring special care. Norton now has a friend, Melba, joining him on a similar journey.

17 July 2015
tassie den footage

Katniss has her first little tassie devils

Healesville Sanctuary is proud to introduce our first Tasmanian Devil joeys for the season – to Katniss, a first-time mum.

3 June 2015
Happy Birthday

Healesville Sanctuary turns 81!

Healesville Sanctuary celebrates its 81st birthday this weekend, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May. That’s 81 years of memories for millions of visitors who have passed through the gates since opening in 1934. Celebrate with FREE entry for special visitors* - and FREE birthday cake for all.

28 May 2015
Norton and Gerry

Norton and his very own Wildlife Hero

Norton, a Short-beaked Echidna, came into the Australian Wildlife Health Centre (AWHC) at Healesville Sanctuary in mid-March. He was found wandering around near the road and was rescued by a member of the public.

27 May 2015
Rosie and Rascal

Running around after Rascal

Red Kangaroo Rosie is the proud new mum of Rascal our first kangaroo joey for the year.

18 May 2015

Love is in the Air

We want to tell you about a cute little love story developing here at Healesville Sanctuary.

8 May 2015
Mother's Day

Mother's Day at Healesville Sanctuary

To celebrate Mother’s Day Healesville Sanctuary will be hosting a free story-telling event where local Wurrundjeri elder, Murrundindi will share Dreaming Stories between 12.45-1.45pm.

6 May 2015
Mountain Pygmy-possum in hands

A gift to the new Princess

The new Royal Princess will receive a very special gift courtesy of the people of Australia.

4 May 2015