Wild about wildlife at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary | Gold Coast Region Activity Wrap Up

Another exciting adventure at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for our Gold Coast first responder families recently. This wellbeing activity was an opportunity to learn about the history of the Wildlife Sanctuary and it’s ties to the Aboriginal land, as well as learning about the wildlife and Wildlife Hospital. Families connected with each other over lunch, and had a chance to be active by doing walking tours around the hospital and taking part in the ‘Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show’. A delightful day was had by all.

Participants turned up to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, with some ‘early birds’ getting to feed the lorikeets that visit at 8am every day. At 9am we were given a briefing on the park and its history, including its ties to the Aboriginal land.

The participants were then asked to wander towards the Wildlife Hospital where their behind the scenes tour would commence. They were given the option of taking the train or walking (which took roughly 10 minutes). It wasn’t long before most people opted for the train, making sure to smile and wave at the rest of the group walking in the 30 degree heat on their way past.

Participants were then taken on a private behind the scenes tour of the Wildlife Hospital where they learned about the medical care each animal receives.

After that, participants watched and took part in the ‘WildSkies Free Flight Bird Show’ meeting some of Australia’s most beautiful species of birds, including the largest bird of prey in Australia, the Wedge-tailed Eagle. One participant even got to hold one of the birds!

After the show participants walked (or trained) back to lunch where they connected over sandwiches, fruit and coffee.

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