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"Make every effort towards wildlife conservation and ensure that our children have the opportunity to see wildlife” - Alex Griffiths 1973

In 2022, we celebrated 75 years since Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, then known as the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, first opened to the public.

It all started when Alex Griffiths, a bee and flower keeper attracted local attention when he began feeding the lorikeets at his Currumbin home to keep them from feasting on the plants in his prized garden.

In 1947, he decided to open a small-scale lorikeet feeding display to the public. He called it Currumbin Bird Sanctuary.

In 1995 it was renamed Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and is now one of the most iconic tourist attractions in Australia.

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Celebrating 75 YEARS

Located on the ground of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. A lot has changed in 75 years, but together the Sanctuary and Hospital continue to work towards a common goal, to save Australian Wildlife, through World leading conservation programs and animal care.

Join us to celebrate #CWS75YEARS and the remarkable work of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital with some great upcoming events.



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