VIDEO: Go behind the scenes of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Have you always wanted to see first-hand how the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital treats and rehabilitates sick native animals? This Sunday you can!

The hospital will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday 31st July 2016 for its annual Hospital Open Day.

Visitors will be able to go behind the scenes and watch the vets and nurses in action, as well as tour through the purpose built rehabilitation facilities for koalas, waterbirds, turtles and parrots.


Watch the video below for a taste of what you can expect at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital this Sunday:

Since opening, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. The world class facility treats over 8000 wildlife patients every year as a free service to the community, relying on public and business donations to operate.

Each case receives the highest level of veterinary care, and following intensive treatment and rehabilitation the native animals are released back into the wild. Senior Vet, Dr Michael Pyne, said “We are already gearing up for Spring, which is the busiest season for the Wildlife Hospital as baby animals begin exploring their new environments and are faced with the perils of domestic cats, dogs and vehicles. The community’s support is so important to our continuing work.”

The Open Day will also feature veterinary equipment demonstrations, local care and conservation groups, free native tree giveaways from the City of Gold Coast, a sausage sizzle and fun activities for the kids.

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Open day is on from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Sunday 31st July 2016. For more information, visit: