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Wild Skies

Birds hey, just casually flying all over the place, landing wherever they like, seeing the world from way up high, what a life. They don’t even know how good they have it. We’re quite envious to be honest. Of birds. Who knew.

Complex little creatures too aren’t they? So much we don’t know about them. Until now.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has come to the rescue of bird lovers (and those who are simply a little bit curious about our feathered friends) everywhere with the launch of a brand new show featuring, you guessed it, all of the birds.

Wild Skies will take flight onTuesday January 1st at the Gold Coast’s favourite animal playground and we recommend hightailing it down to Currumbin to check it out for yourself at the earliest available opportunity.

As you know, the crew at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary are a clever bunch, all knowledgeable and friendly and extremely adept at handling wildlife and Wild Skies is no exception.

The show, taking place in a newly built section of the Sanctuary, is free with entry to the park and it’s both a sight to behold and a good time to learn a few facts about these incredible animals.

We don’t want to give too much away but the show will take you on a sky-high journey of your own through the past, present and future of our winged friends.

You’ll meet some of Australia’s most beautiful species of birds including the largest bird of prey in Australia – the Wedge-tailed Eagle, the Australian Pelican (hilarious) and plenty of colourful parrots to name a few.

We particularly loved the Black Cockatoos, beautiful little guys, who flew across the heads of the audience all colourful and majestic and a fluffy white chicken who pretty much did as he pleased.

There’s also an incredible owl that’ll absolutely mesmerise you and the aforementioned Wedge-tailed Eagle who will absolutely knock your socks off, particularly due to his (could be her) very close proximity to your head.

So, if you’re into witnessing some of the most incredible, up-close animal encounters around, make a date with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Wild Skies, it’s pure magic.

LOCATION: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
HOURS: The Sanctuary is open from 8am until 5pm daily

Words and photo by Kirra Smith

 

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