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Welcome to our December Newsletter 


Lost Valley

Explore a forgotten world when it opens this Boxing Day!

Discover more about Lost Valley here



Patient of the week - Waterbirds

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital admits a huge variety of waterbirds every year including pelicans, sea gulls, ducks, swans and cormorants to name some. One of the most common reasons for waterbirds being admitted to hospital is from injury due to fishing hook and line entanglement. The lucky ones are the birds that people find and can catch to bring to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital for treatment; sadly countless birds in the wild go un-rescued and die from these fishing tackle injuries.

During the holiday season, we get around one patient per day admitted with fishing line or hook entanglement. When a bird swallows the hook they often require abdominal surgery to remove it. When you are out and about this holiday season please dispose of your fishing tackle properly. If you find fishing tackle on the ground please pick it up, if it is left it could seriously harm one of our beautiful, Australian waterbirds. It can take many weeks’ even months to treat and rehabilitate these birds to release back into the wild.

You can help save our wildlife patients by purchasing a Walkways For Wildlife Paver this Christmas as a gift. Please visit for more information and help save our wildlife!


Cuteness overload!

Piggies Puggle is growing up so fast, taking after dad Brown Bear, weighing in at 1.09kg!

With the puggle getting older Piggie is working overtime to keep this little one in the burrow, as they try to sneak pass mum while she is working to fill the burrow back up!  

The little puggles ears are now fully open and spines are growing fast! Keep an eye out for our next update!


Lost Valley Interview

National Trust of Australia (Queensland) CEO Jonathan Fisher and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary General Manager Michael Kelly talk about the concept and vision of our exciting new precinct Lost Valley that opens on Boxing Day!

Discover more about Lost Valley here