Wildlife officers Lindy Thomas and Alice Roser joyfully announced one of the latest additions to the Sanctuary recently; a Mr. Sticky Head. This three month old puggle rivals the joey Koalas for heart synching cuteness and has already started to sprout spikes.
Born to parents Sticky and Hairy Head, his name was a fitting amalgamation of both parents’ quirky names, and is the first puggle of the season for the Sanctuary.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in collaboration with The University of Queensland began research to unlock the secrets of echidna reproduction in 2001. This collaboration lead to the establishment of a purpose built echidna research facility that has 10 large enclosures, all with infra-red sensor cameras recording every move of the echidnas. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary currently has 12 short beaked echidnas involved in our research.
With breeding season well underway, remember to contact your local wildlife hospital if you happen to come across any puggles in the wild. They will need your help to survive if abandoned by their parent. There are also wildlife courses available should you want to become a wildlife carer. These can be found under the course section of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary website http://www.cws.org.au/cws-ticket/aussie-wildlife-course-2-day-condensed/