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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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It was recently Healesville Sanctuary Bilby sisters, Cilla and Ruby’s birthday! The girls turned 5 and celebrated with a cake of meal worms and chopped fruit!
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Healesville Sanctuary’s Hopping Mice love it when keepers stuff gumnuts with little pieces of corn that they have to use their tiny little hands to scoop out. Great enrichment!
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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.
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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!