Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

February 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Visited the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary the other day and i had a fantastic time getting up close to all of Australia's furry, scaly and feathered animals. Any day where i can take a whole heap of photos is a good day.

 

Pretty sure this guy inside Australia's Green Cauldlron was sizing me up for lunch. He's not that big, but he could sure cut himself a big chunk and I'd prefer to keep all my limbs. :P 

Spying LunchSpying LunchCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

The Eel Feeding was fantastic. I've never seen a real eel before and these ones were wild from the river. The birds, sensing it was feeding time, came to see if they could scrounge some scraps. :)

Feeding The EelFeeding The EelCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold, Coast, Queensland, Australia

The Australasian Air Show was a highlight for me, with the birds swooping in low. This Black Breasted Buzzard was my favourite part where the bird demonstrated its impressive method of cracking open eggs. 

Black Breasted BuzzardBlack Breasted BuzzardCracking Open An Egg, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This Falcon swooped me as it flew to the front.

Macaw

MacawMacawCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Red Tailed Black CockatooRed Tailed Black CockatooCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Wedge Tailed Eagle

Evil Wedge Tailed EagleEvil Wedge Tailed EagleCurrumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Dingoes. You could hear them howling from quite far away.

This Southern Cassowary was certainly intimidating.

This picture of the joey has a really cute story. I was feeding another kangaroo when the mom of this joey barged right between us, which wasn't a bad thing, because it meant I got to be amazingly close to this adorable baby roo. Being this close to an infant animal was definitely the highlight of a really great day. What can I say, I am a sucker for baby animals, and to be two feet away from it was incredible. Even though I tried to feed the first kangaroo too, as well as this one, mommy kangaroo just wouldn't allow it. Poor first kangaroo, but when you're looking after a baby, mommy roo wins. :)

Hello WorldHello WorldEastern Grey Kangaroo Joey, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

This photo leads me to believe that, hey, maybe animals can communicate. :P

This normally ferocious guy was pretty keen on not doing anything and just looking cute.

I really love how this last minute shot turned out. The water gives it this nice illusionist feel.

BlendBlendCrocodile, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

I just such a great time getting up close and personal with some of Australia's animals and would definitely recommend a visit. The highlights were the Air Asia Aviation Show and getting to feed the kangaroos where I got really close to a joey. Ah, so beautiful.

 

P.S.There a a couple more photos I've uploaded that I haven't used in the post so go check those out to, if you like. :) 


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