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Winter hibernation hoped to continue breeding success

It’s well and truly hibernation time at Healesville Sanctuary, and we’re not just talking about more nights in, curled up in front of a log fire with a mug of hot chocolate.

29 May 2018

Dedication to wildlife

What does it take to provide care for more than 5,000 animals, tend to more 270 plus hectares of gardens and trails and maintain the facilities for more than 2.5 million visitors every year?

22 May 2018

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