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We are looking forward to getting up close to the new exotic animals when LOST VALLEY opens at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Boxing Day.

The exciting addition to National Trust Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (NTCWS) allows guests to explore a forgotten world and get up close and personal with some of the world’s most unique and distinctive flora and wildlife.

Featuring 5 hectares of lush tropical rainforest, Lost Valley takes guests on a journey through the ancient supercontinent Gondwana where they will interact with exotic species including friendly Ring Tail lemurs, Cotton-top tamarins, Red panda, Capybaras, free-flying birds, exotic reptiles and so much more.

CWS General Manager Michael Kelly is thrilled to finally open this amazing exhibit to the public.

“The stunning rainforest precinct spans over 5 hectares and has been three years in the making and the team have worked so hard to create a living, breathing rainforest that will play home to breathtaking botanicals, exotic animals and free-flying birds. This is the biggest precinct that the Sanctuary has ever opened, in its 70 year history.

“The free flying birds within the aviary will be a real spectacle.  We will have a large number of bird species including the Eclectus Parrot, Molucan Red Lory, Black Capped Lory, Satin Bowerbird, Emerald Dove, Chiming Wedgebill Golden Pheasants and Mandarin Ducks to name a few, as well as our striking macaws” said Michael.

Jonathan Fisher, CEO NTCWS says it is all about celebrating our environmental heritage.

“This exhibit is the single largest investment by the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) and our mission is to connect people with nature and Lost Valley truly depicts this.

“We have managed to source the most unique and exotic animals and the team have created an incredibly natural, sustainable and biological environment for the animals and plants to thrive.  Guests will actually feel like they are in the middle of an actual rainforest,” said Jonathan.

Lost Valley pays tribute to the Gold Coast Hinterland’s real and existing Lost World Valley which is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage listed area and includes expansive rainforest reserves in both Queensland and New South Wales.

Lost Valley will create a valuable visitor experience that connecting them with nature and allowing them to discover unique species in an exciting and immersive environment.

Click HERE to see Lost Valley teaser trailer.

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