18th April 2021: Rory Ellis and Jack O’Connor have put their design and artwork talents (respectively) to work, partnering with the Friends to produce some new merchandise profiling our favourite bird, the Helmeted Honeyeater.
See the range in our shop here.
10th March 2021: Dedicated volunteers, the Victorian Government, and Zoos Victoria today celebrate the 50th anniversary of Victoria’s precious Bird and Mammal Emblems, cutting a specially decorated cake to mark the occasion at Melbourne Zoo.
Read more here.
Some fun facts:
The oldest known Helmeted Honeyeater in the world is Charles Henry and he turned 21 on the 5th Dec. 2018. Charles Henry is part of the captive breeding program at Healesville Sanctuary.
The oldest living Helmeted Honeyeater in the wild turned 9 on Monday 17/12/2018. And the oldest known bird ever in the wild lived to the age of 16.
The HeHo Herald is our quarterly newsletter for Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater members. It contains articles from across the many Friends activities including the latest news on the Helmeted Honeyeater populations, what our volunteers are doing and includes details of some upcoming events.
Why would you become a financial member (from just $10 p/a) if you can download the HeHo Herald for free? We hope that you can see why when reading the newsletter and taking a look through this website, but of course, it’s ultimately up to you.
The latest HeHo Herald has something for everyone, including the latest Helmeted Honeyeater news, what’s happening in the nursery, education program activities, special events and much more.
Download the latest HeHo Herald – Winter 2021 (11 Mb) or check out copies from the past 12 years (links below).
HeHo Herald Archive