Boobook Owls Hoot HootCurrumbin Wildlife hospital is enjoying being home to these three adorable Southern Boobook owls this holiday period....Read More
Staff Member Of the Year 2015Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has celebrated its end of year and announced at its annual awards ceremony at...Read More
50 Years On The TracksA lot has changed on the Gold Coast in 50 years but the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Steam...Read More
Puggles AnnouncedWildlife officers Lindy Thomas and Alice Roser joyfully announced one of the latest additions to the Sanctuary...Read More
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to three Boyds Forest Dragons, recently welcomed two new hatchlings. With a solid two months incubation period, these prehistoric looking creatures with their dabbles of water washed color inhabit northern Queensland in healthy numbers. The Sanctuary houses these reptiles in their Green Cauldron exhibit, where they cohabit with pythons and snakes.
The wildlife team at the Sanctuary use what is called a candling technique to identify fertile eggs. This is where a light is placed onto the shell to help view the inner workings and growth of the embryo. The candling images here are from the fresh water clutch we reported on earlier last month. With visible blood vessels and the white banding, keepers are able to estimate the number of potential hatchlings from a clutch.
With a number of possible Boyds Forest Dragon hatchlings set to be welcomed into the Sanctuary in the coming month, the team will work hard to keep the eggs in optimum conditions. This includes closely monitoring, temperature, humidity and oxygen levels.
If you are as fascinated with Australian reptiles as we are, we have some great educational courses on offer. Learn more at www.cws.org.au. (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
December 22nd ·View on Facebook
Currumbin Sanctuary start serving locally owned and grown Aero Coffee.
Aero Coffee Co is a Currumbin based coffee company that has a roasting facility in the Currumbin Valley. They operate the Caribou Café in Tugun, which receives fantastic public feedback.
Aero Coffee, is committed to supporting the Sanctuary and the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. Our team will undergo extensive coffee training to be in line with the Aero Coffee elite brand expectations.
So if you are looking for a great cup of coffee in the morning, our cafe is open from 7.30am with open access to the Lorikeet Arena from 8.00am.
To read more about their great product visit:
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December 20th ·View on Facebook
In support of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, the Gold Coast is showcasing thirteen of the 2013's Animals with Attitude Gold Coast Sculpture Trail, bringing about excitement and anticipation of the 2014 launch. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know there are 13 Koala sculptures from the 2013 Animals with Attitude project on permanent display around the Gold Coast? Why not stop by and visit them all! "Krogola" can be found on display at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowa
December 17th ·View on Facebook
Donate to @CWHFAU this season, by buying a personally engraved paver to be laid on the Hospital pathway. If you are a business or individual in support of the great efforts of our organization donate this season and see your name or logo embedded in the walkway in 2015.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation receives no ongoing State or Federal Government funding for the treatment of the ever growing number of wildlife cases. The Foundation relies on donations and corporate sponsors to fund the crucial work of the veterinary team, in treating, rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife back into the wild.
www.groupon.com.au/deals/gold-coast/currumbin-wildlife-hospital-foundation (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
December 16th ·View on Facebook
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has celebrated its end of year and announced at its annual awards ceremony at Currumbin RSL last week, in what was a wonderful event attended by over 300 staff, volunteers, family and friends. Sarah Eccleston the Supervisor of Mammals was applauded for her excellence and dedication, taking home the prize of Staff Member of the Year, in what was a very popular decision.
Sarah is a frequent favourite on nightly news giving her casual, candid and warm commentary to many stories focusing on the health, welfare and wellbeing of Australian wildlife. Holding many qualifications, Sarah's Certificate 4 in Assessment and Training has her in charge of training all staff at CWS who work with mammals. 2014 saw Sarah venture to Taipei with CWS CEO of the National Trust of Australia (QLD) Jonathan Fisher, for the SEAZA conference, as well as a short hop-skip-jump to New Zealand for the ZAA conference to represent the sanctuary.
Though nominated countless times in her 15 year career at the Sanctuary, this was Sarah's first time to take home the major award. Her love and dedication to the company is unquestionable, finding the love of her life here on the job, Sarah even tied the knot on the property...now that’s dedication!
A warm and well deserved congratulations goes to Sarah for her wonderful efforts over so many years and her continued dedication to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
December 15th ·View on Facebook
@CWHFAU begin to showcase their wonderful Animals with Attitude Gold Coast Sculpture Trail in Surfers Paradise 15 Dec.
If you love art and community spirit, follow their dedicated Facebook Page for updates on the project. ... See MoreSee Less
Look who's going to be hanging out in Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, from Monday 15th December until Christmas.... that's right, it's Santa Paws, the second of our 2015 Animals with Attitude Koala sculptures, proudly sponsored by Surfers Paradise Alliance. Thank you artist Scott Maxwell for another fantastic creation! www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on/free-events/christmas-in-surfers-paradise
December 14th ·View on Facebook
Iconic steam train still shines, and trundles along the train tracks at @CWSlive for nearly 50 years.
A lot has changed on the Gold Coast in 50 years but the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Steam Train looks as good as the day it was delivered.
The earliest photo featured here was taken in 1964, not long after the train arrived at what was previously known as Currumbin Bird Sanctuary. The latest was taken only days ago as the steam train pulled into the newly renovated Blinky Bill Green Patch station.
Our trains also now play an important role in the new and exciting Blinky Bill live production shows on daily!
Come ride the trains these school holidays and be part of the history of Currumbin. (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
December 13th ·View on Facebook