I prefer to see wildlife in the wild (but not going as far as Dr Mike Leahy in his TV series “Bite Me”, where he travels to exotic wildlife places in search of interesting ways to get himself bitten or infected – sheesh!), but sometimes it’s too hard and a visit to a wildlife sanctuary is a softer option.
So I visited Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, about one and a half hour’s drive from my place, to see what I could see. It used to be privately owned, but now the National Trust of Queensland runs it.
Let’s start with mammals, just because I am one. The night-house had sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) leaping all over tree branches and potoroos (rat kangaroos) scuttling around the floor. Andrew has seen a sugar glider at our place, but I’ve not had that privilege.