Is there no news from Healesville this year? I visited today. It was very good But there was some bad news too. I can't remember if I have mentioned this before or not, I saw these changes earlier this year. A new exhibit has been built in the entry area, so it can be seen before you buy tickets, for koalas. There is now a cassowary on display in the first exhibit within the zoo, which has been empty for a while. Newer are a number of cultural exhibits - a statue and various Aboriginal displays; huts, etc. These are mostly around the Dingo exhibit. The Lyrebird and Woodland aviaries are closed for renovation, so a number of birds have moved around a bit. While I was in the Parrot walk-through, with the lorikeets, cockatiels and budgies, a wedge-tailed eagle from the bird show landed on the mesh roof - which freaked out the parrots greatly! The Nocturnal House has changed a little, the line up is now as follows: -Mountain Pygmy Possum -Feathertail Glider -Brown Antechinus -Spinifex Hopping Mouse -Eastern Quoll -Red-tailed Phascogale + Greater Bilby -Eastern Barred Bandicoot + Leadbeater's Possum -Brush-tailed Bettong + Squirrel Glider -Mountain Pygmy Possum This has changed from: So the Numbat has gone. I don't know where Eastern Barred Bandicoots are "on display" in the Lace Monitor enclosure, which I imagine is just a winter thing. Following the death of the Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo, the exhibit by the restaurant now holds a koala. This means the Sanctuary now only holds native species. There were two Bush Stone-curlew chicks with their parents in the Conservation aviary. Otherwise all the same, and generally looking tidy and good. Will be interesting to see what the renovated aviaries are like when they re-open.