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Healesville Sanctuary




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
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