Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s guests now have the opportunity to embark on a conservation adventure with the new Kids on Conservation Trail. Guests receive a free passport upon admission to the sanctuary which they take to 12 different conservation destinations. Each destination has a stamp to collect with a final prize at the end for all stamps collected. The trail is a lot of fun but more important it is drawing attention to the very important conservation projects that we are involved in at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is a community wildlife hospital that admits over 8000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients every year. Over 300 of these patients are koalas which have been declared vulnerable in Queensland. Koalas are in big trouble and numbers are declining due to habitat destruction, vehicle hits and disease. Our objective is to treat, rehabilitate and release patients admitted.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has successfully bred Bilby, Glossy Black-cockatoo, Coxens Fig-parrot and Eastern Bristlebirds to name a few. All of these species are listed somewhere on the conservation scale from vulnerable to endangered and they all make up a part of the Kids on Conservation Trail.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is leading the way with breeding echidnas. Our Australian Short-beaked echidna echidnas are secure but we hope to use what we have learnt to help save the critically endangered Short-beaked echidna from extinction in Papua New Guinea. Guests can view our echidna breeding facility as part of the kids on Conservation Trail also.
We hope to get as much exposure for these special animals as possible because we need support for these conservation programs. Only together can we save these amazing creatures from disappearing so that they are here for future generations to enjoy.