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Dingo Pregnancy Announced by Australian Reptile Park

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: April 9, 2021 1:59 pm

Dingo expecting Australian Reptile Park

Adina the dingo undergoes an ultrasound to determine if she was carrying card

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Reptile Park have made the exciting announcement that Adina the dingo is pregnant. This week keepers took her on an outing to the Somersby Animal Hospital where she received an ultrasound which confirmed she is set to give birth to 4 pups.

Keepers had previously spotted Adina mating with her partner Fred and are excited to confirm that she is pregnant. Upon her return to the park keepers gather to congratulate her with lots of cuddles, kisses and snacks.

Dingo expecting Australian Reptile Park

Adina the dingo on her way to the Somersby Animal Hospital for her ultrasound

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

The Australian Wildlife Park breed dingoes as part of their wildlife conservation efforts. Each litter of pups is another opportunity to educate Australians about the importance of the species and their role within the ecosystem.

They are also working to dispel the myth that the dingo is a dangerous pest.

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“Adina is a special girl and the most incredible mother; we are so excited to see her meet her new babies and introduce them to the world as key ambassadors for their species!” said Tim Faulkner, Director at the Australian Reptile Park.

 

Faulkner goes on to explain, “The dingo plays a very important role in the Australian ecosystem. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on earth due to habitat destruction, agriculture, and most importantly, feral foxes and cats feeding on mammals that are in the critical weight range of five kilos or less.  We look forward to the dingo puppies to join the Australian Reptile Park family to help us raise that awareness that’s so crucial to Australia.”

Dingo expecting Australian Reptile Park

Adina the dingo undergoes an ultrasound to determine if she was carrying card

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

Unfortunately dingoes are still subject to being persecuted due to the perception that dingoes cause damage to agriculture. Unfortunately the removal of dingoes from an ecosystem allows introduced species such as foxes and cats to move in an prey on native animals further reducing their population.

Mr Faulkner continued, “Dingoes are truly an iconic Australian species that are at the heart and soul of this country, and puppies are the perfect way to help raise awareness of their importance, because who doesn’t love cute puppies?”

Dingo expecting Australian Reptile Park

Adina the dingo on her way to the Somersby Animal Hospital for her ultrasound

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

Learn more about Dingoes here – Dingo Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Australian Reptile Park on their website – Australian Reptile Park

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