Sassafras the Tassie Devil is sniffing out the visitors at Healesville Sanctuary! Tasmanian Devils have pretty poor eyesight so their sharp sense of smell helps them to locate their food. Visit Sassafras at Healesville Sanctuary’s Devils Playground.
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Keeper Nicole snapped up a cute photo of some baby woodswallows.
Baby Woodswallows, Keeper Nicole, Cute Photos, Nicole Snapped
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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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.
Native Bear, Koala Bear, Kangaroo Bear
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.
Pool Noodles, Tree Ferns, Loves Play
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.
12 Years, Twentieth Birthdays, Lions Tonyi
Have you been to see Maggie the Wombat yet? Maggie is living at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre after being found on the side of the road with her mum who had sadly been hit by a car. Her mum did not survive but our Keepers and Vet Nurses have taken on the job of surrogate mums and are telling Maggie’s and other orphaned babies stories at the AWHC every day at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.pm during Spring.
Australian Wildlife, Surrogate Mums, Animals Insects, Health Centre, Orphaned Babies, Babies Stories
Remember this little guy? He’s Healesville Sanctuary’s first Red-necked Wallaby joey of the season, our keepers have been getting to know him and have decided to name him Benjamin. Benjamin is just beginning to explore the world outside his pouch and loves these warm sunny days.
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On November 15, 2008 during a routine pouch check at Healesville Sanctuary, keepers found a 2cm joey. That joey has grown up to be Benni and yesterday was his birthday!
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The experience includes two special animal encounters in addition to a Safari through the Savannah and evening walk of the Zoo. The main experiences do vary and we do like to keep them as a surprise, but they include experiences that are not available via our other products.
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Don’t forget to get your Teddy Health Check at Healesville Sanctuary this Spring! Our Vet team are here to make sure your Teddy is in the best of health every weekend.
Teddy Health, Vet Team, Health Check
Look what our keepers found when reviewing night den footage of our platypus. One of Healesville Sanctuary’s platypus very much enjoying their complex enrichment tool the kickboard. All three zoos are constantly creating, changing and increasing the enrichment tools our animals have, some enrichment tools are complex like the motion activated showers for the turtles at Melbourne Zoo (I think that’s correct) and others a quite simple while still providing great enrichment to our animals.
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This is Sprog the Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog. Sprog came to Healesville Sanctuary after being found in a box of banana’s that had travelled all the way from Queensland. Our team at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre has taken to calling themselves the Lost Frogs Home as our vet team see so many of these Banana Box Frogs each and every year.
Box Frogs, Frog Sprog, Dwarf Trees
We are celebrating at Healesville Sanctuary as Olive, Archer and Mack are three of fifty Tasmanian Devils to be released onto the remote Forestier Peninsula during November as part of the Peninsula Devil Conservation Project. This project aims to secure a Devil Facial Tumour Disease-free population of devils on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas in south-east Tasmania where devils are protected from infection.
Olive Archer, Peninsula Devil, Tasmanian Devil
“Devils Olive, Archer & Mack left #HealesvilleSanctuary to be later released in #Tasmania http://t.co/N7yCt3nArT”
Visitors are invited to bring in their teddy or favourite animal toy for a check-up in our Wildlife Hospital and get a Good Health certificate to take home. Lily Inglis, 6, visited Healesville Sanctuary with Milo (her teddy) who received a clean bill of health from resident vet Dr Jemima Amery-Gale.