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    Healesville Sanctuary

    Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healsville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley. Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet some iconic Australian animals like Koalas, Kangaroos, Platypus, Dingoes, Wombats and Emus.


    Healesville Sanctuary

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    Speak of the Devil! #TBT to when Healesville Sanctuary Tasmanian Devil, Mulana was a baby. Did you know Devils can open their mouths to 120 degrees? You can speak for this iconic species by supporting the Tassie Devil Christmas appeal today. www.zoo.org.au/devilappeal

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    7. Flashback Friday to when Koala Emily was feeling active even with her joey Hazel clinging on. Even though Koala’s sleep for 18-20 hours a day, they can get quite active in search of their favourite foods.

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    YUM! Says Bilbo the Mountain Pygmy Possum, did you know walnuts and almonds are among a MPP’s favourite foods?

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    Little Wombats are faster than you’d think, JoJo the wombat loves a bit of a run around, not for too long through before she promptly falls asleep.

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    Cheeky JoJo having a giggle.

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    It was great to share such an exciting moment with many of our visitors at Healesville Sanctuary this morning as Emily the Koala gave birth to a little joey. Visitors could see Emily going through contraction and then the tiny jellybean sized joey crawl up into mums pouch. It will now be about 5 months before we see this joey popping its head out of mums pouch but it was a very exciting day for visitors and keepers alike.

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    Yami came to the Sanctuary after being found very nearly washed out to sea. She was very young and not ready to look after herself so Keepers Jess and Sarah took on the job of being Yami’s surrogate mums. Yami loves play time and enjoys new enrichments, anything from paperbark to tree ferns to pool noodles and toys.

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    This is JoJo the Wombat, JoJo was found by the side of the road after her mum was hit by a car. JoJo is now looked after by Keeper Amie, here JoJo is being fed at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre where visitors can see many of our Spring Babies being fed and cared for, especially at talk times 11.15am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

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    A special and tender moment of brotherly love shared between our ageing male lions, Tonyi and Tombo. In the wild the average life expectancy of a male lion is between 10 – 12 years of age. Tonyi and Tombo will reach a remarkable milestone next year, when they celebrate their twentieth birthdays.

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    What does a devil love doing on a hot day like today? Going for a quick sunbake of course. By spreading their legs and arms out they keep their tummies cool while absorbing all the warmth on top.

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