Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will be partially open on Sunday (19th January) due to the recent extreme rain and flooding. Koala Photos and limited shows will be operating and visitors will be able to access some of the exhibits. The Western reserve of the Sanctuary will remain closed until Monday 20th January so that our team can ensure the site is safe for visitors. The train will also not be running. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Lorikeets

Meet Lori

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a species of Australasian parrot. These beautifully coloured birds spend most of their time in trees, eating pollen, fruit, nectar and insects. They’re most commonly found along the eastern seaboard, from Queensland to South Australia and North Western Tasmania.

Sanctuary founder, Alex Griffiths, began feeding the region’s wild lorikeets to prevent them from damaging his prized blooms. The feeding of the colourful lorikeets soon developed into a local curiosity and tourist attraction. Every day guests can come feed these wild birds and enjoy them coming to perch on their heads and arms. Whilst feeding the Rainbow Lorikeets keep an eye out for the smaller green Scaly-breasted Lorikeet which will often come in to feed with the Rainbow Lorikeets.

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Baby Rainbow Lorikeets are born with a black beak which slowly changes to orange as they grow older.

YOU CAN FIND
ME AT G16

Additional Facts

CONSERVATION STATUS
Secure

DISTRIBUTION
Coastal regions across Northern and Eastern Australia

LIFE SPAN
Approx 10 - 20 years

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