Check out this footage of our dedicated veterinary team examining and treating our Patient of the Week Gilbert! Gilbert is an extremely handsome male koala, he was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital following a vehicle hit and is suffering from internal bleeding. Thanks to being rescued and treated Gilbert is lucky to be alive and is slowly recovering from his injuries.
Gilbert is receiving fluid therapy and pain relief along with other treatments and lots of TLC. Sadly our Queensland koalas are listed as a vulnerable species and face many obstacles in the wild including disease, habitat destruction vehicle hits and domestic animal attacks. You can help koalas like Gilbert by slowing down on the roads in koala habitat areas especially at dusk and dawn when they are most likely to be on the move. Please also watch out for ‘Koalas cross here” signs, as many koalas are hit by cars in very close proximity to these warning signs. Please visitwww.savingyourwildlife.org.au to donate to Currumbin wildlife hospital Foundation and help save patients like Gilbert.
Warm up this winter with our all new flavoured hot chocolates!
Our dedicated cafe staff have decided to put a new spin on a old favourite! Throughout the cold months these tasty treats will be featured on our menu!
The first to be featured is Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate topped with cream, popcorn and yes you guessed it, MORE CARAMEL!
Come in to the Sanctuary Cafe and try our all new Hot Chocolate flavours, if hot chocolates aren’t your thing the cafe also offers breakfast and lunch. The Sanctuary Cafe is open from 7:30am daily.
We are so very pleased to have Troppo the Cassowary back home! Troppo came to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary as a young bird in 1992, he went and stayed with the guys down at Symbio Wildlife Park in August 2015!
All our keepers have been waiting for him to come home, he is now relaxing with his old flame Cass! The pair have previously been a breeding pair but now with age on their side the two are just happy to enjoy their days foraging for grapes and other fruits they can find!
The Southern cassowary is listed as Vulnerable to extinction. The biggest threat to the Southern Cassowary is habitat destruction. Being hit by cars and attacked by dogs are other major causes of cassowary deaths in Australia!
Make a new friend this winter
We have many “animal stars” here at the Sanctuary and it’s at no surprise that Head of the Wolf Pack Marrok is one of them. Seeing our pure white alpine Dingo is impressive but imagine being able to meet Marrok in person. Well fortunately you can! In our daily Dingo Experience offer. You can come inside Marrok’s enclosure, have an up close encounter, see him work his magic in a training session and have a feel of that stunning white coat of his.