VIDEO: Help save bilbies at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Zoo Run

Gold Coasters are being encouraged to help save the bilby, and other injured wildlife, by putting their running (or walking) shoes on and taking part in Zoo Run at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary this Sunday.

Participants of all ages and levels can join in on a 5km fun run, or take part in a 2km fun run/walk to help raise much needed money for the Save the Bilby Fund and the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.


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Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Head Vet Michael Pyne said the money is desperately needed as bilby numbers are dwindling. “Sadly bilbies are in big trouble. Their numbers have dropped dramatically – feral cats have decimated their numbers in the wild. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary together with some other zoos are breeding bilbies to get their numbers back up,” he said. “By registering for the Zoo Run you will be contributing to this important cause.”

The Zoo Run concept was created by wildlife enthusiast and charity entrepreneur Tegan Lather, who has so far raised over $80,000 to date for numerous Queensland wildlife and conservation charities. “I am so excited to help my friends at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital by raising lots of money to help them continue their work treating, rehabilitating and releasing the thousands of native animals they see each year”.

Registrations are open now so take advantage of the awesome early bird rates – just $30 for adults and $20 for children (up to 14 years old) for the 5km run, and $25 for adults and $20 for children (up to 14 years old) for the 2km run/walk. Registration fees include entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary so participants can enjoy a day out in the park following their early morning exercise.  The Sanctuary is also offering a “Friends and Family Spectators” special day entry rate for only $20 per person. You can register as a solo runner or get a team together, and there will be prizes for the best dressed too! For more information and to register visit: zoorun.com.au/currumbin/registernow/

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