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Healesville Sanctuary




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
Dante and Maliki

The odd couple

Our newest cute and fluffy addition to the Healesville Sanctuary family is the first Italian species to ever be added to our animal collection and he has a very important role to play down at Dingo Country.

30 April 2015

A Tawny Trio

Meet three Tawny Frogmouth’s that came into our care at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary just last week. They are great examples of the work the Centre does to care for Australian wildlife every day.

17 April 2015

A winter home for our alpine skinks

Last week the team successfully paired-up endangered Guthega Skinks and moved them to an outdoor enclosure, located at Healesville Sanctuary, in a small step forward for the Guthega Skink recovery program.

8 April 2015
Tasmanian Devil

Time to Leave the Den

Have you visited our devilishly cute Tasmanian Devil joeys at Healesville Sanctuary yet? They have been sleeping in the den down at Wombat Boardwalk over the last six months.

31 March 2015

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