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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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There's nothing quite like a kiss from a Dingo. Keeper Sue out at Healesville shares the love with sweetheart Maliki who celebrated her first birthday last Friday!

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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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Badger Creek Road
Healesville , VIC

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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Badger Creek Road
Healesville , VIC

Dingo Tambo at Healesville Sanctuary finds time for a cheeky game of Hide and Seek with Keeper Mel.

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Badger Creek Road
Healesville , VIC

Kids enjoy playing at Healesville Sanctuary this summer!

Splashing into summer at Healesville Sanctuary!

Our dingoes cooling off in Badger Creek at Healesville Sanctuary

The Keepers at Healesville Sanctuary are armed with Zoopersoakers!

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.

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!

This is Rusty (Healesville Sanctuary's Australian Kestrel) after he has been showing his keepers what a terrific bird he is by quickly and easily learning new routines for Healesville Sanctuary's Spirits of the Sky show. Australian Kestrels are one of two Australian raptors that will hover to locate or frighten their prey into the open, and Rusty can now hover above his keepers when asked.

Australian Kestrels are one of two Australian raptors that will hover to locate or frighten their prey into the open. Here's Rusty, our Australian Kestral, showing off how he can now hover above his keepers when asked.

Mountain Pygmy-Possum’s are weighed regularly. This little fellow relishes in the opportunity to pose for the camera.

Keeper Julie goes about her morning duties while gorgeous one year old Shadow ‘shadows’ her.

Have cool fun under the misters at Healesville Sanctuary! School holidays may be over, but water play still continues until 22 March 2015.

School holidays are over, but the water play still continues at Healesville Sanctuary until 22 March 2015! Duck and dive your way through the water misters along the pathways.

Water play at Healesville is still on until 22 March 2015! Duck and dive your way through the water misters along the pathways.

School holidays are over, but water play continues at Healesville Sanctuary until 22 March 2015! Duck and dive your way through the water misters along the pathways.

Barry our long finned eel is fascinating our visitors at Platypus Creek by leaping out of the water for food and also having a belly rub during the show. He can leap about 20cm. Go Barry!

Leo the Echidna puggle tested fate when he was found at only a month old in a garden bed in Badger Creek. Luckily for Leo, he was brought straight to Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre (AWHC) and was given a fighting chance to survive. | www.zoo.org.au

Keeper Amie has been enjoying the spring sunshine with this gorgeous baby wombat at Healesville Sanctuary | www.zoo.org.au Photo credit: Keeper Julie

This little wombat is just one of many orphaned animals that Keeper Amie Hindson and staff at Healesville Sanctuary are caring for around the clock. You can meet this little wombat and other baby animals at the Healesville Sanctuary baby burrow. See www.zoo.org.au/... for more information. | www.zoo.org.au Photo credit: Rob Leeson, Herald Sun

Getting ready for spring, Devil keeper Mick tried to plant some new trees in the Devils’ Playground - but not without some “help”. Mary and Echo decided new trees were their new toys. Mick dug the Devils some extra holes for them to play in so while they were distracted he could get on with the planting. | www.zoo.org.au

Krystal the kangaroo at Healesville Sanctuary. | www.zoo.org.au

This is koala, Benni, from Healesville Sanctuary. He is dad to Steve, Dindi and the Sanctuary's newest joey, the first girl to be born at Healesville Sanctuary in eight years! | www.zoo.org.au