Meet the newest addition to our Echidna Family!
Our little Piggiebillah or ‘Piggie’ for short is in the spotlight again but for all the right reasons, we are super excited to announce she has a new PUGGLE!
The little puggle is only 24 days old and won’t leave the pouch until 2 months old. Unfortunately, we won’t know the gender of this little one until around 2 years of age. Once the little one is out of the pouch Piggie will care for the puggle in a burrow until he/she is ready to explore the world.
Piggie is our 6 year old Echidna and was the first successfully bred puggle at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in 2011. This is her 3rd puggle and she is such a great relaxed mum, we think she may get that from her dad ‘Jack’ another superstar of the Sanctuary.
The puggle’s dad is called ‘Brown Bear’ and if you’re wandering past the enclosure and he is out and about you can’t miss him, as his name states he is a lot darker than the other Echidnas. Keep an eye out as we follow this superstar family.
DID YOU KNOW: Female Echidnas don’t have nipples for the young to suckle, instead, there is a patch of skin within the pouch that secretes milk for the young.
Help baby birds this springtime
Spring is here and you will be noticing lots of little baby birds when out and about. Did you know that when a baby bird jumps out of the nest it takes around 2 weeks for it to fly?
This is normal behaviour, baby will remain on the ground and the parents will continue to watch over, teach and feed their baby during this vulnerable time. If you see a baby bird on the ground stand back and watch, you will likely see mum or dad nearby and coming in to feed him so it is best to leave the baby alone. If the baby bird appears sick or injured you can bring it to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to be checked over. We strongly encourage people who bring baby birds into the hospital to wait while we check them. If the baby bird is in good health we will ask you to return him back to his mum and dad.
Hand raising baby birds is a last resort because while we can feed them and keep them warm we can’t teach them vital survival skills such as finding their own food, this is a job that only mum or dad can do. You can help baby birds by keeping your cats inside, sadly we lose too much of our precious wildlife to domestic animal attacks. For more information on baby birds visit Currumbin Wildlife Hospital
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Age and weight restrictions apply. Please visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Services Office for more details. Maximum of five guests per tour. For safety reasons, tour participants aged between 10 – 17 years old need to be accompanied with paying parent or guardian. Closed in shoes are required on the Segway tour. Not available if pregnant.