On Friday we visited Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. If anyone is visiting the Gold Coast/Brisbane/Northern NSW area it is well worth a visit. The staff are really friendly and helpful and it is a great opportunity to see Australian wildlife up close. We have now become Green Guardians. Often we will do the Behind the Scenes tour when we take exchange students to visit, so on this tour you get to see the hospital and wildlife caring they do as well.
This is a photo of a Barking Owl – Ninox connivens. This hawk-owl was credited as being the source of the stories about the mythical bunyip by the Indigenous peoples of Australia. It’s ‘barking’ call and screeching was apparently one of the sources for the development of the bunyip or yowie legend – a mystical creature said to be found around waterholes/billabongs.
It is now an endangered species.