Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary boasts an amazing onsite Wildlife Hospital.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary founder, Alex Griffiths, started caring for sick and injured wildlife over 65 years ago. As the need for specialist care became obvious, the first veterinarian was employed at the Sanctuary and in 1989 the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was born. Since that day, the Wildlife Hospital has grown to admitting over 8000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients every year and is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. To date, over 50,000 native animals have been released back into the wild after receiving free veterinary treatment at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
Sanctuary visitors can explore the back deck of the Wildlife Hospital and get a bird’s eye view of the vets in action through the floor to ceiling windows. See x-rays, ultrasounds and endoscopes, and experience veterinary procedures taking place from a surgeon’s point of view by a camera mounted on the surgical light! For those eager to learn more about our wildlife and ways to help support them in the wild, visit the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Shop at the entrance to the Hospital Precinct. The Wildlife Hospital and Foundation Shop are open from 8.00am -5.00pm seven days a week.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital does not currently receive any ongoing State or Federal Government funding for the treatment of wildlife – a service that is provided free of charge to the community. The Hospital is funded by Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and survives only on the generosity of individual donors and corporate partners to fund the crucial work of the veterinary team.
For more information on Currumbin Wildlife Hospital or to donate to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, please visit www.savingyourwildlife.org.au