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A swift return to the wild

It was an exciting day on Friday for the team at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, who were able to release an Australian Swift Parrot back into the wild for the first time.

21 May 2018

Frills & spills at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre

Things got a little frilly at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre this week, when Healesville Sanctuary’s newest resident, a Frilled Neck Lizard, paid a visit for a health check-up.

16 May 2018

Vale Florence

Healesville Sanctuary is saddened to announce the loss of Florence the Wombat. Florence sadly passed away last week.

16 May 2018

Hibernation Stations for the Mountain Pygmy-possum

The temperature is rapidly dropping, so you do your best to make sure you’re nice and fattened up for the winter, ready to catch a couple of months’ worth of 'Zs'. Sounds like the dream, right?

11 May 2018
Zoo Miami greeting for Ongard

Ongard arrives safely in sunny Miami

Ongard, the first male Asian Elephant calf ever born at Melbourne Zoo has landed safely at Zoo Miami and is preparing to play a major role in the international breeding program for his endangered species.

9 May 2018
Mountain Pygmy Possum

Helping endangered Mountain Pygmy-possums find love

Critically endangered Mountain Pygmy-possums, currently separated by the Great Alpine Road, have been reconnected thanks to a new, specifically built “Tunnel of Love” on Mt Little Higginbotham.

2 May 2018
Man Jai as a baby

The best mums in the animal kingdom

The world is filled with many wonderful animal mums. From over-protective parents to doting aunties, they each contribute to a balanced ecosystem in their own unique way.

In the lead-up to Mother’s Day, we’ve created awards to celebrate the best mums in the animal kingdom.

30 April 2018
Milli silo art

Milli the Barking Owl features on silo art

Recently Healesville Sanctuary’s Milli the Barking Owl was the feature of newly commissioned silo artwork by street artist DVate.

The decorated silos were commissioned by the Goorambat and District Community Group and are the second instalment of street murals within the community.

23 April 2018
EBB Health Check

New arrivals are earning their stripes

There are some extra special new arrivals settling in to Werribee Open Range Zoo who, after completing a 30 day quarantine period, will play a vital part in Zoos Victoria’s quest to bring the Eastern Barred Bandicoot (EBB) back from the brink of extinction.

17 April 2018
Swan release

Speedy recovery for Black Swan

After an incredible recovery, a Black Swan was released late last week at Berwick Springs after spending a number of weeks in care at Healesville Sanctuary. The injured swan was brought in for treatment by a local wildlife carer with fishing line hanging out of its mouth.

17 April 2018