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Working in a Wombat Sanctuary

Here at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia we strive to help and protect many species of wildlife that have become threatened by extinction. These include koalas, tree kangaroos, red pandas, ring-tailed lemurs and even different varieties of Australian birds.



We are focused on protecting and caring for many different species of Australian wildlife and our sanctuary offers many different animal encounters for visitors. Check out our twice daily free bird show where you can see magnificent birds in flight, learn about some of Australia’s most deadly, venomous snakes, or get up close to one of Australia’s most lovable animals, the koala.


Another of our local inhabitants is the wombat that is native to Australia, although they can be found in zoos and sanctuaries around the world. Although there are three species of wombats, the northern hairy-nosed wombats is the most rare and is now considered endangered.


Two of our most famous celebrities are Lee and Jerome, our resident wombats. These nocturnal creatures defy the norm and prefer not to sleep during the day, but get involved in all the activities when our visitors arrive. Although they can be testy and short tempered at times, these small, one metre long quadrupeds, love to interact with our guests.


Three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, the public has the opportunity to be one of the few people to take a walk with a wombat. These loveable creatures have been cared for and nurtured by the sanctuary staff and they have been trained to wear a harness and walk on a lead.


This is an experience that should not be missed because many of us will never have the chance to see a wombat in the wild. Should you wish to partake in walking with a wombat, you will be given instructions to prepare you for what to expect. Although these creatures look like small cuddly bears, they can be energetic and are known to have reached speeds of between 25-32 miles per hour in the wild.


For lasting memories, have your photo taken at any or all of your animal experiences or purchase our Wildpix Photo Pass, which will enable you to go snap happy with your own camera.

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