Another reptile you will see around the sanctuary is the Eastern water dragon. You may see them communicating by head-bobbing and saluting to each other. Males of the species are a lot larger and will have a red colour on their chest.
Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Each day at the Sanctuary we celebrate Australia’s indigenous culture by educating visitors through dance and song about the local Yugambeh people.
PATIENT OF THE WEEK
This week’s patient is Kaposi the Australian Laughing Kookaburra. Kaposi is one very lucky bird as he was rescued from a skimmer box in a swimming pool where he near drowned. Birds have quite complex respiratory systems that include air sacs throughout the body. Kaposi has a respiratory infection that is being treated with antibiotics. Kaposi certainly had quite a scare but... View details ⇨
Today Mark 'Moose' Fair had his first hair cut in 25 years - all for a good cause! Mark hopes to raise $2500 for The Leukaemia Foundation's World's Greatest Shave. If you wish to donate, go to and search for Mark Fair.
Our world famous Rainbow lorikeet arena had a lot of hungry visitors to feed this morning, remember you can come along and feed these beautiful birds daily at 8-9am and again at 4-5pm. Don't forget to tag us in your memories #currumbinsanctuary
PATIENT OF THE WEEK
This week’s patients are very special; these 15 young Carpet Pythons have recently hatched at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. A member of the public brought the snake eggs to the wildlife hospital when he found them abandoned under his home.
The mother snake usually coils her body around the eggs until they hatch but mother snake was nowhere to be found. The eggs were cared... View details ⇨
When Mark ‘Moose’ Fair announced to the team at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary that he was going to quietly shave his locks for a good cause, our gun shearer Steve Kelly was having nothing of it… ‘quietly’ wasn’t the way to go. Instead Steve convinced Mark to join him on stage at the Australiana Sheep Shearing Show this Friday (17th March) where Steve would race against Mark’s local hairdresser... View details ⇨