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  1. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Healesville has welcomed seven baby Mountain Pygmy Possum from two females. The two females that bred are wild-born- a significant milestone for the zoo.:)
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    I figured I'd just continue from this topic, seeing as Healesville doesn't get too much news...

    But there are a few things to note recently:

    - Leadbeater's Possums, Feathertail Gliders and Long-nosed Potoroos are no longer on display in the Nocturnal House, and as a result it seems none of these species are currently on display at the sanctuary at all. Leadbeater's Possums are still in the enclosure off the Fast Track path before the bridge but are impossible to view there. The current Nocturnal House line-up is:
    • empty enclosure (not sure what's planned for it but this was the sugar glider enclosure)
    • Sugar Glider + Woylie (this is the old squirrel glider + woylie enclosure)
    • Squirrel Glider + Eastern Barred Bandicoot (this is the old Leadbeater's + EBB enclosure)
    • Bilby
    • Northern Quoll
    • Spinifex Hopping-mouse (this has been extended to include the old dunnart enclosure)
    • Fat-tailed Dunnart (this has replaced the Feathertail Gliders)
    • Mountain Pygmy-possum
    - Rakali are no longer in the Platypus House. The Murray Cod is currently occupying this tank.

    - Eight koalas are currently in care at the hospital, being treated for burns.
     
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    Healesville Sanctuary has welcomed the birth of a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo! The male joey has been named Chimbu.
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    Healesville have held them for quite some time, but have never bred them until now.
     
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    Healseville Sanctuary has welcomed the birth of a female Platypus to first-time mother Wadderrang! The baby platypus has been named Storm and was born in November 2019. From the zoo's Facebook page:
    Source: Zoos Victoria
     
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    Healesville Sanctuary has completed the construction of a new enclosure for a female Tiger Quoll. The exhibit now has new opportunities for climbing and a pool. It looks great! It's fantastic that the zoo has a Tiger Quoll on-display and Northern Quoll in the nocturnal house.

    Source: Zoos Victoria’s Facebook page

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    For anyone wondering, the new Tiger Quoll exhibit is the old Tawny Frogmouth aviary between the emus and the goannas which most recently held Gang-Gangs. They've had the quoll off display for some time so it's nice that it will be visible to the public now :)
     
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