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.
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It’s breeding season for the Bush Stone Curlews at Healesville Sanctuary. Watch out if you walk too close to their nests or you’ll be getting a serious glare from Daddy Curlew
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Check out our reptilian besties, the Scrub Python and Land Mullet Skink in the Reptile House at Healesville Sanctuary.
Our keepers at Healesville Sanctuary have gotten inventive in order to weigh our Numbat, Nerang. Instead of having to remove Nerang from his enclosure to do this, they simply put his food on the scales and there’s no stress at all. Genius!
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Hazel the Koala is enjoying lunch at Healesville Sanctuary. She has just moved out of mum, Emily’s place, but it’s ok because she’s moved in to the exhibit next door!
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Keepers Amie and Julie say their final goodbyes to favourite Tinsel before she heads off to Germany to live at Zoo Duisberg (Tinsel’s move was featured in the Herald Sun last Sunday)
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The weekend is closer than you think! Gumnut out at Healesville Sanctuary teaches us how Koalas greet each other, by touching noses! This is how they greet their keepers and some lucky visitors too!
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Red Kangaroo Rosie and her new bub are having a mid week rest, why don't you join them? This young roo can often be seen out of the pouch testing his hopping skills but still enjoys a fair bit of time in the pouch with mum, especially in this cold weather.
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Three Tawny Frogmouth’s came into our care at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre at Healesville Sanctuary just last week. The aim now is to get them fit enough for release and to give them the best chance of post-release survival. These guys are great examples of the work the Centre does to care for Australian wildlife.
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Dingo Tambo at Healesville Sanctuary finds time for a cheeky game of Hide and Seek with Keeper Mel.
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The Keepers at Healesville Sanctuary are armed with Zoopersoakers!
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This is Mirii, our gorgeous 72-day-old Eastern Barred Bandicoot joey. As she gets older and bigger she is getting more and more active, so keep your eyes peeled next time you're in the Nocturnal House at Healesville Sanctuary! Mirii's usually active in her exhibit in the afternoon.
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We have some great animals in our collection here at the Sanctuary, but we also are home to some beautiful wild critters. This is a Southern Brown Tree Frog who has been spotted hanging out in the Leadbeater Possum’s enclosure. You never what you might see at Healesville Sanctuary!