National Bilby Day is coming up and schools across Australia will be ‘Going Green for Bilbies’. The bilby is a shy nocturnal marsupial unique to Australia. Its silky grey fur and large pink ears has earnt it the alias of Australia’s very own Easter Bunny!
Once widespread across Australia, the Bilby is now restricted to the desert regions of Central Australia. Come and visit our resident Bilbies at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and see what all the fuss is about! Interesting fact: Female bilbies are pregnant for only 14 days! If you would like to support the Bilby, organize a ‘Go Green for Bilbies’ event on Schools Bilby Day (the Friday before National Bilby Day).
How to go green? • Wear green • Decorate green • Plant green
A six-eight week old White-Bellied Sea-Eagle was found abandoned by his parents in Arundel and brought into Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s care last week.
The little fella, affectionately named ‘Rob’, is healthy and well but isn’t quite old enough to look after himself in the wild. After unsuccessfully trying to reunite him with his parents in the area he was found, he will be raised at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for now. If another Sea-Eagle is brought in they will be released together to aid in the chances of survival in the wild.
If you find a stranded animal near your home, please contact the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to organise a safe rescue. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is funded by National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, donations, and sponsorships. To donate please go to www.cwhf.org.au. ... See MoreSee Less
'Little Digger' Meets 'Koalakeet' Conservation and Commemoration At Swell
Animals with Attitude is a world-class public art event set to inspire and excite the City of Gold Coast, as a new population of quirky and colourful giant Koalas take up residence in 2015. Following on from the success of the 2013 event Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation is planning a second sculpture trail, featuring 30 larger-than-life themed Koalas designed and painted by local and national artists, and supported by Swell Sculpture Festival, Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Bleach Festival, Broadbeach Alliance and Surfers Paradise Alliance.
Celebrating the partnership between Currumbin RSL and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, Little Digger, is the first of the AWA 2015 sculptures and was commissioned by Currumbin RSL as part of the ANZAC Centenary commemorations, where Currumbin will host one of the largest dawn services in April 2015.
Come see the preview of this amazing event at Swell Sculpture Festival from the 12-22nd September, as Little Digger leads Koalakeet on a march across Currumbin Beach. Artist Scott Maxwell designed and painted both of the sculptures that were created and made by Academy Award winner John Cox, at his Creature WorkShop on the Gold Coast.
A call for artist design submissions is currently open, and artists can pick up an entry form and further information on the Animals with Attitude event from the Hub at Swell during the festival. Partnership opportunities are also available for organisations wishing to secure their very own koala sculpture, and help make a difference towards the future of Australia’s native wildlife. Visit the Animals with Attitude Facebook page for more details. ... See MoreSee Less