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Venomous or Poisonous?Spending time with wildlife Supervisor of Reptiles & Amphibians Michael Vella, we are quick to learn the...Read More
First birth of 2015!Currumbin Sanctuary would like to welcome the arrival of our first birth (or hatch!) for 2015 –...Read More
Koala MarchAnimals with Attitude is a world-class public art event set to inspire and excite the City of...Read More
Teaching ConservationEarlier last year ILSC Brisbane, an international language school, had a fundraiser for WWF where the teachers...Read More
Currumbin Hatches Fig-parrotsThe Coxen’s Fig-parrot is one of Australia’s most critically endangered birds with only ~100 breeding birds left...Read More
Christmas has come to CurrumbinIt is a beautiful time of year on the Gold Coast and a time where everyone can...Read More
Congratulations to our Trainees!
Here is a lovely pic of five School Based Trainees who are just about to complete their one year Traineeship here at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! The trainees are attending school in Year 11 and 12 while studying Certificate 3 in Business. To complete their creditation, these busy teens work in administration roles in our retail, visitor services and wildlife hospital departments.
If you are interested in including CWS in your training and career choices, visit our website "Join Us" section for more information on the many opportunities we have to offer.
www.cws.org.au/experience-traineeships/ ... See MoreSee Less
April 26th ·
Wildlife Hospital Patient of the Week
Meet Helix. A White-faced Heron. Helix was brought into the Wildlife Hospital after being attacked by other birds and with no parents to be found. White-faced Heron can be found almost anywhere near shallow water, fresh or salt, and can even raid suburban fish ponds.
After examination by one of our vets it was discovered on x-rays that Helix had a fracture to his left clavicle - an old fracture to his beak which was healing well and not causing him any problems with eating. So Helix was then placed on a seven day course of anti-inflammatories for his attack injuries and after four days in a small enclosure, was put into our waterbird rehab facility to gain flight strength and to prove to the team that he was able to self-feed without needing any assistance.
Now after spending the last two weeks here, Helix is now up for release! He will soon be able to get back to his home and continue on being his cheeky feisty self. ... See MoreSee Less
April 24th ·
Our bio Indicators - and nearly 1/3 in the world are threatened with extinction.
Currumbin Sanctuary has announced the success in breeding a second generation of Liem’s Tinker Frogs, teaching us that the species has the ability to adapt to life in captivity. Being water dwelling animals with permeable skin, frogs are extremely sensitive animals. Unhealthy frog populations mean an unhealthy environment.
Eating small insects like mosquitoes which can be vectors for harmful and even fatal disease frogs are also a food source for many animals including birds, snakes and lizards, dragonflies and beetles. Even tadpoles keep our water-ways healthy by eating algae.
There are hopes to use the husbandry skills learnt from keeping and breeding Liem’s Tinker Frogs, to adapt to more critically endangered species, such as the Kroombit Tinker Frog.
What can you do to help the frog population at home?
*Be conscious of the chemicals we buy, and send into our waterways via our drains and toilets. Consume wisely.
*Use less water
*Don’t remove frogs from the wild
*Get enthused about frogs, learn about them and spread the word!
There have been great medical break-throughs as a result of studying frogs including the development of treatment for antibiotic resistant infections, extremely powerful pain killers and treatments for high blood pressure.
Celebrate Save The Frog Day this week and spread the help awareness. ... See MoreSee Less
April 23rd ·
April 22nd ·
Please be advised that due to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s involvement with the Currumbin RSL’s Commemorative Sleepout, the Sanctuary Markets will not be held this Friday April 24th. ... See MoreSee Less
April 21st ·
We love hearing about your experiences! And with EcoRangers now finished for these school holidays we wanted to share this lovely feedback sent to us through Facebook:
"I just wanted to reach out with a very heartfelt thank-you for the Eco Ranger program you had these school holidays. My son, [...]is only six, however he has a true passion for his reptiles and your program was more than he ever imagined. He has spoken of his experiences at least once a day since and is already working out how he can raise the money to come again next school holidays. Thank you again to everyone involved in the program, it's just amazing!"
Thank you Morris family for sharing your wonderful feedback. We will be sure to pass along the kind words to all the team members that work so very hard on creating this program. ... See MoreSee Less
April 21st ·
We are very happy to be apart of this amazing local Friday night tradition! Check out the amazing reviews the @SanctuaryMarkets are getting with @CraveGoldCoast. ... See MoreSee Less
[SANCTUARY MARKETS] Every Friday night Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary hosts the most amazing little foodies market on the Gold Coast.. and between you and us.. It's our favourite!! There is such a great range of awesome food & drinks available there and the atmosphere is fabulous! We often pop over each Friday night to grab dinner.. You can find great vendors there such as: @dansdimsimkitchen + @twistnshaketornadopotatoes + @laflamencapaella + @angelinascrepes + @iliasthegreek + @koobideh.com.au + @pazzopanini + @firendough + so much more.. Head to Currumbin Sanctuary Markets tonight.. why bother cooking it's almost weekend time! @cravegoldcoast #cravegoldcoast #cravefoodies #crave #goldcoastfood #goldcoast #markets #sanctuarymarkets #currumbin #greatfood #streetfood #foodtrucks #foodtruck #delicious #yum #dontcook
April 20th ·
Be a threatened species Hero!
It takes a lot of people to send a species into decline but only one to help bring them back – be that person on Sunday May 3rd. Volunteer your time to help the Glossy Black Cockatoo, a species disappearing in your backyard. Full training provided at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on 29th April including a tour to see our Glossy Black Cockatoos in the feather.
Register your interest by sending an email to Guy Castley
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April 19th ·
Installation of the 'Rock of Remembrance' happened today at Elephant Rock. We hope you all have a chance to witness this beautiful piece of work by artist Lynne Adams, Ruth, Natasha and Kate from Swell Sculpture Festival, Kristy from Currumbin RSL, local Gold Coast students and many more community minded people. www.australiaremembers.com.au #australiaremembers
April 19th ·