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Dingoes Make Their Exhibit Debut at Adelaide Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: July 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Dingo Pups Adelaide Zoo

The pair of rescued dingo pups which have taken up residence at the Adelaide Zoo in South Australia

Photo Credit: Zoos SA

Adelaide Zoo have introduced their two rescued dingo pups to their enclosure just in time for the school holidays.

The zoo was able to provide a home to the two pups which were found along with six of their siblings in May. They had been abandoned near the Todd River on the edge of Alice Springs.

“As a conservation charity we wanted to look after these gorgeous dingo pups. From the moment they arrived our keepers have been captivated by their behaviour and sense of adventure,” said Mark Smith, Curator of Adelaide Zoo.

As yet keepers are yet to name the pair as Mark explained, “We are currently working on the perfect names for the pair and these will be announced soon."

Dingo Pups Adelaide Zoo

The dingo pups wait in their travelling crates before their release in to the habitat

Photo Credit: Zoos SA

“The transition to their new exhibit this morning went really well,” said Michelle Birkett, Senior Keeper Nature Theatre, Adelaide Zoo.

“We were surprised to see how bonded the pair are to their keepers and they did need a bit of reassurance at first. However, it wasn’t long before they were running around, digging, playing, sniffing and attacking the plants!

“I will be their dedicated keeper for the next two days and will keep an eye on them and pop into their exhibit on a regular basis to make sure they’re ok."

“They are both very friendly and affectionate. The female tends to be more watchful and into people while the male is more independent and playful."

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Since their arrival the dingo pups had been undergoing a period of quarantine during which they received regular visits from keepers.

Their arrival comes as school holidays begin at Adelaide Zoo. The dingo pups are sure to be a popular stop for families visiting the zoo.

Dingo Pups Adelaide Zoo

One of the dingo pups at Adelaide Zoo explores its new habitat

Photo Credit: Zoos SA

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

Learn more about the Adelaide Zoo on their website – Adelaide Zoo

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