PATIENT OF THE WEEK
This week’s very special patient is the fastest animal on earth with diving speeds of up to 400km per hour! This super-fast patient is Oscar the Peregrine Falcon. These speedy raptors do quite well living in cities nesting high on tall buildings; they love to eat pigeons which we don’t have a shortage of. Oscar was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital with a spinal...
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PATIENT OF THE WEEK
These three gorgeous little water dragons have hatched at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and are ready to be released into the wild. Sadly their mum was admitted to the wildlife hospital because she was attacked by two dogs. It was clear that she was not going to survive so an emergency C-section was done to remove her eggs and save her babies lives. The eggs were placed in an...
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We all know that koalas babies are cute - but this little joey takes the cake!
Southern Hairy-nosed wombat, Lee, loves his daily walk with wildlife keeper Claudette, but at only 11 months old it doesn’t take long before he is in need of some extra TLC, including a bottle of milk, lots of hugs and a nap!
Volunteers - We Need Your Help!
We’re looking for new volunteers to assist at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Whether you are an individual or a member of a community or corporate group, we invite you to join us, meet some new people and get to know our native animals a little better as a Park Volunteer. Our first training course starts on 15 February, 2017. Register your interest now [...
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Blinky Bill got a helping hand from the crew of Hong Kong Airlines when he visited the Gold Coast Airport to help celebrate Chinese New Year
PATIENT OF THE WEEK
Meet Squeak, a super cute baby Fig bird who was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital with a spinal injury because the tree that held his nest was chopped down.
Sadly, habitat destruction is a real concern for our native Australian wildlife even in your own backyard. Many of our native wildlife rely solely on tree hollows for shelter and nesting, It can take hundreds of...
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PATIENT OF THE WEEK
This very special girl is Pip and she is a Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. Pip was rescued by a member of the public who had sadly lost her dog the very same day. Pip was named in memory of the rescuers dog. We rarely have this species admitted and only had one at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in 2016 so Pip is a very special patient. Pip is suffering from tick paralysis which...
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PATIENT OF THE WEEK
Meet Tabor, a beautiful Tawny frogmouth recovering at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Tabor was found on the ground suffering injuries from a vehicle hit. Tawny’s are insectivores and love hanging out on the road at night under street lights for an easy and yummy meal as insects are attracted to the light; unfortunately many Tawny’s are hit by cars. When Taber was admitted to...
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Chinese New Year Lion Dance

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Chinese New Year Lion Dance

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PATIENT OF THE WEEK
Duckie is a Wood duck from Purlingbrook Falls in Springbrook who was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital very sick suffering from tick paralysis. Duckie was unable to stand or lift his head and was extremely weak and dehydrated. Duckie was in a critical condition when admitted and required oxygen therapy; he was treated with intravenous tick antiserum, fluid therapy and...
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Aussie Wildlife Course

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PATIENT OF THE WEEK.
Meet Pete the Pelican. Pete is a very special patient from Tweed Heads and was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on New Year’s Day.

When Pete was admitted he was unable to stand or lift his head because he was suffering the effects of botulism. Botulism is a naturally occurring toxin found in waterways. It thrives in stagnant water with little oxygen and is...
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Our new 2017 Junior Conservation champions Tara and Ned enjoyed their first day on the job by meeting our wildlife & education team. Seen here with our Education Manager, Sue, the new ambassadors were busy learning about our conservation programs and visiting our wildlife hospital.
PATIENT OF THE WEEK.
This week’s patients are 11 turtle hatchlings. The mother of these little turtles was admitted to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital due to injuries sustained from a vehicle hit. X rays revealed that the female turtle was 'gravid' which means she had eggs. Due to the stress of her ordeal the mother was not laying so she was given a special drug to induce laying. The 11 eggs were...
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2016 Favs..
Here are our top 9 posts from the year. It's obvious you guys love seeing our Koala photos, so we'll keep them coming in 2017. Keep sharing your #bestdayever shots with us and we look forward to seeing you visit the sanctuary in the new year!
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