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Dingo Pup Hailed a Miracle After Emergency Birth

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: May 6, 2021 11:59 am

Dingoes Australian Reptile Park

Lucky the dingo puppy was born after an emergency C-section

The Australian Reptile Park has celebrated the birth of one incredibly Lucky dingo puppy. The pup was born to mom Adina on Tuesday May 4th 2021 following an emergency C-section.

Mother Adina was seen to be extremely distressed and appeared to be howling for help early on Tuesday morning. Keepers rushed the 6 year old dingo to Somersby Animal Hospital where she underwent an ultrasound. During this vets determined that a puppy was blocking the birth canal.

Dingoes Australian Reptile Park

Lucky the dingo puppy was born after an emergency C-section

Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park

Staff at Somersby Animal Hospital rushed Adina in to surgery where they performed an emergency C-section saving the lives of Adina and her pup, Lucky. Unfortunately the pup which was blocking the birth canal did not survive.

Two is considered a standard litter size for dingoes who tend to have less puppies per litter than domestic dogs.

Adina has recovered well from the surgery and is continuing her recovery alongside Lucky and her partner Fred in their enclosure at the Australian Reptile Park.

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Park Director Tim Faulkner says, “It was quite a scary day that’s for sure, we just wanted to make sure Adina and her puppies were okay, that’s our top priority above anything else. However, it’s heartwarming to see that the surviving puppy is in perfect health and will spend all her time with Mum now getting all of the snuggles in the world.”

“As cute as the puppies are, they play a crucial role in raising species awareness. Dingo pups can provide a great way for people to connect with dingoes and help us advocate about the importance of the species. The dingo plays a very important role in the Australian ecosystem, but dingoes are being blasted, baited, tracked, shot and hunted in the wild because of their perceived damage to agriculture. However, killing dingoes makes way for feral foxes and cats to continuously increase the rate of mammal extinction.” Mr Faulkner went onto explain.

Dingoes Australian Reptile Park

Lucky the dingo puppy was born after an emergency C-section

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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