THINGS TO DO: New Conservation Trail at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

04 August 2016
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular attractions for young families. Boasting a 69 year heritage, it is an outdoor classroom showcasing hundreds of native Australian animals in natural bushland and rainforest settings.

Research and conservation are at the forefront of everything at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the new Kids on Conservation Trail, launching August 6, has been crafted to be fun while educating children and parents on the variety of conservation projects and wildlife breeding programs undertaken by the teams at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Young guests will embark on an adventure which sees them follow footprints to 12 locations across the park. At each location they’ll collect a stamp, learn about an endangered animal, or discover more about a conservation program, and continue on the trail. One of the highlights will be visiting the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and seeing the vets in action. At the end of the trail the kids will receive a small gift to take home.

Senior Vet, Dr Michael Pyne, says this new activity is a fabulous way to highlight the great work at the Sanctuary: “The Wildlife Conservation Trail has been designed as a fun activity to educate children about some of Australia’s endangered wildlife, including the Bilby, Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, the Orange Bellied Parrot and the Kroombit Tinker Frog.”

“Many people aren’t aware of how many recovery and breeding programs we have operating here at the Sanctuary and the Kids on Conservation Trail is a way for us to showcase the fabulous work that we are doing to save some of our beloved wildlife from becoming extinct,” said Dr Pyne.

Participants will also have the chance to share a photo of themselves along the trail with #KidsConservationTrail to go in the draw to win a one-year family National Trust Australia membership for two adults and up to four children for unlimited entry into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

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