Healesville Sanctuary

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What animal lover doesn’t love cute spring animal babies?

There’s no better time to visit Healesville Sanctuary than these spring holidays! With adorable ducklings, waddling baby wombats and Rascal the baby kangaroo joey, just for starters, you and your family are sure to be delighted.baby-wombats

And of course there’s a variety of other favourite exhibits and shows;

Spirits of the Sky show daily at 12pm and 2pm, showcasing magnificent birds of prey; eagles, owls and parrots in flight.wteagle

Tales from Platypus Creek is a show held daily at 11:15am and additionally at 1:30pm on weekends.  See Platypus in a unique riverside tank environment in their brand new amphitheatre. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! As seats are limited it is recommended you arrive 15 minutes early.

Cool Conservation gives visitors the chance to see breeding programs in action for two of our threatened alpine species; the Mountain Pygmy-possum and Southern Corroboree Frog. To find this alpine conservation space you need to wander through an aviary with two of Australia’s most critically endangered bird species – the Helmeted Honeyeater and Orange-bellied Parrot! And if you catch the 11am Keeper Talk you can see them right up close as they fly down for a nectar treat!

With other highlights including Animals of the Night, Future Vets, Extinction Headquarters, Lunars Secret Forest and Nature Play.

A thoroughly enjoyable day trip to Healesville just over an hour out of Melbourne, with admission free for children under 16 all holidays, it’s bound to be a great day out for the whole family.

More information http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville

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