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Mountain pygmy-possum 1

Your chance to become a Keeper for a Day

Keeper Julie has her hands full looking after our beautiful baby Mountain Pygmy-possums – even though they’re so tiny!

Julie is looking for a team of Keepers for a Day to help fight extinction and care for our precious endangered species.

11 January 2013
Platypus - going for a dive 2

World first Platypus experience at Healesville Sanctuary

Yesterday was an exciting day at Healesville Sanctuary with the launch of the brand new ‘Tales from Platypus Creek’ precinct.

In a world first, visitors will have the chance to see the Platypus in a unique riverside tank environment in Healesville Sanctuary’s brand new amphitheatre.

10 January 2013
Simon Clarke and Quokka Two

The hottest tour in town

Talented cyclist Simon Clarke took time out of his punishing training schedule for the 60th Jayco Herald Sun Tour to drop into Healesville Sanctuary and meet Quokka Too and some other Aussie icons.

4 January 2013
Ten Moments of Magic

Ten moments of magic

Anna Wilson, 5 and Finn Wilson, 2, from Don Valley found their moments of magic with Healesville Sanctuary’s adorable baby wombats, Lily and Lullaby. For a limited time only, this incredibly cute pair invites visitors into their wombat gully home for a truly special Magic Moment.

4 January 2013
Meet our underwater star!

Meet our underwater star!

Millsom the Platypus is a well known Australian icon and  his world has been a mysterious one – until NOW.

30 December 2012
Carols at the Sanctuary

Carols at the Sanctuary

For the first time in its 78 year history, Healesville Sanctuary joined with the Lions Club of Healesville to host Carols by Candlelight. Free entry was offered from 5.30pm with most exhibits remaining open and keepers bringing our beautiful animals to mingle with the enthusiastic crowd.

16 December 2012
Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria 2012

Merry Christmas from Zoos Victoria

What a year it has been! 

We continued to grow our fighting extinction efforts for threatened wildlife here in Australia and abroad, and Melbourne Zoo turned 150. What better way to say thanks to all our supporters than with a look at the year that was!

13 December 2012
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Zoos Victoria statement on Laverton Knackery

Zoos Victoria has ceased all supply arrangements with Laverton Knackery following the presentation of evidence from Animals Australia showing inhumane treatment of horses at their premise.

12 December 2012
Kim Hollis and Dr Franciscus Scheelings with injured kangaroo

Healesville Sanctuary vets shocked by kangaroo arrow attack

Vets at Healesville Sanctuary are angered by the cruel attack on an Eastern Grey Kangaroo with a bow and arrow in Cardinia Reserve. The Kangaroo has taken a week to capture and the veterinary team performed emergency surgery this afternoon.

5 December 2012
Orphaned Wombats Hamish and Andy

Hamish and Andy’s bumpy start

Wombats Hamish and Andy’s start to life was anything but funny, orphaned when their mums were hit by cars and killed. It’s a timely reminder from Healesville Sanctuary to be careful when driving.

5 December 2012