Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: May 15, 2021 1:40 pm
After her miracle birth just over a week ago dingo pup Lucky was confirmed to be in great health at a check-up. Lucky was born through an emergency C-section at the Somersby Animal Hospital.
Unfortunately her sibling which was blocking the birth canal making the C-section necessary did not survive.
Mother Adina was also confirmed to be doing well after the birth. She is healing well from the C-section and has been providing milk to her pup.
For the last week keepers have been keeping a close eye on Adina and Lucky from a distance to ensure they formed a close bond. Thankfully all has been proceeding well for the pair.
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Due to the circumstances surrounding the birth it was important a hands on health check was performed. Director Tim Faulkner and Life Sciences Manager Hayley Shute got into the enclosure this morning to look over the mother and daughter duo.
Director Tim Faulkner says, “We have been keeping our distance for the time being, as the most important task was ensuring they were bonding after the ordeal. We could see Lucky suckling milk from Adina and knew there was special motherly love there. However, we need to make sure they’re both healthy.”
In fantastic news Lucky has gained weight, key in determining a puppy’s health, and is now 615 grams and on track to be growing into one happy and healthy puppy. Adina’s incision from the c-section is healing and is providing Lucky with milk each and every day.
Mr Faulkner continued, “It was quite a scary day when we had to rush Adina off to surgery for the c-section and we’re so blessed to have the outcome that we do. We have all already fallen head over heels in love with Lucky and I can’t wait to see her grow over the coming months.”
In the coming weeks visitors will be able to see Lucky bonding with mom Adina and dad Fred in their enclosure at the Australian Reptile Park.
The eastern massasauga rattlesnake hatchlings at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Photo Credit: Australian Reptile Park
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