Queensland police have released images of the two men who stole an echidna and they need your help to get her back.

An adorable echidna named Piggie has been stolen from the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast.

Piggie, a female echidna, was stolen from her enclosure at the Tomewin Street sanctuary when it was broken into by two men after 10pm on Saturday.

The men cut away netting to gain access to an enclosure containing a number of echidnas.The first man attempted to remove three different echidnas from nesting boxes without success.

The second man has entered the enclosure and has been able to remove Piggie from her nesting box. The two men have then left, taking Piggie with them.

Concerns are held for Piggie’s welfare as echidnas require very specialised care and feeding.

Images have been released of two men who may be able to assist with the investigation.

One man is wearing a mask but has a distinctive diamond shaped tattoo on his inner left arm.


The second man is wearing a hooded jumper with the hood pulled tight around his head.


Via Queensland police











Anyone who saw a vehicle parked near the sanctuary boundary on Millers Street last night from around 9.30pm, or who may have any information about the theft, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.