The Australian Reptile Park has had quite the busy couple of weeks as theyraise the four dingo puppy bundles of joy! Not only have the puppies attractedviral attention when they starred in Jurassic Puppies – they have won over thehearts of people worldwide.
The four pups have remained unnamed for their first few weeks of life – butnow as the puppies have blossomed with wonderful, playful personalities theCentral Coast wildlife sanctuary is calling on members of the public to namethem.
The Australian Reptile Park’s General Manager Tim Faulkner says “Getting toname a Dingo puppy is quite special! They have been such joys to have here atthe park and we love seeing people’s smiling faces when they get to sayhello!”
Faulkner went on to say “We cannot wait to see what the public end up comingup with! I’m sure there will be some interesting names throughout the bunch!”
The “Paw-some Foursome” (an affectionate name given to them by staff) wereborn to resident dingoes Adina and Fred who visitors can meet on their dailywalk around the Park. This hands-on interaction with an Aussie icon is often ahighlight to both domestic and international guests.
Faulkner explains, “As cute as the puppies are, they play a crucial role inraising species awareness. The dingo is so important in the Australianecosystem, Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on earth due tohabitat distribution, agriculture, and most importantly, feral foxes and catsfeeding on mammals that are in the critical weight range of five kilos orless.”
“Dingoes are being blasted, baited, tracked, shot and hunted in the wildbecause of their perceived damage to agriculture. However, killing dingoesremoves them from the critical weight eco-system, allowing feral foxes andcats to continuously increase the rate of mammal extinction.” said Faulkner.
The Australian Reptile Park is currently celebrating its 60th birthday with anaction-packed school holidays! It is a hands-on zoo located the natural bushsetting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle.Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and interaction with many ofthe wildlife sanctuaries residents. The Park is open daily from 9am-5pm, withcomplimentary parking and BBQ facilities. More information atwww.reptilepark.com.au
Images from the Australian Reptile Park
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