Help dingo pup­pies

EN­DAN­GERED LITTER SAVED

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KAARAKIN Black Cock­a­too Con­ser­va­tion Cen­tre has wel­comed the ar­rival of a litter of en­dan­gered dingo pup­pies.

The five Bo­gong dingo pup­pies were born seven weeks ago at Kaarakin founder Glenn De­whurst’s prop­erty.

Bo­gong din­gos are be­lieved to be nearly ex­tinct in the wild and just a hand­ful re­main in cap­tiv­ity. Mr De­whurst said they were over­joyed at their ar­rival and had launched a fundrais­ing cam­paign to build the din­gos a proper en­clo­sure.

“The en­clo­sure is go­ing to cost $147,000, but we’re try­ing to raise $250,000 just to main­tain ev­ery­thing,” he said.

Mr De­whurst said they did not want to split up the pack be­cause they had ex­perts who wanted to study them.

“What we’re try­ing to do is keep these guys as a pack so peo­ple can come and learn,” he said.

“We have peo­ple com­ing from Den­mark, Swe­den, Switzer­land, Aus­tria, Ger­many, peo­ple who are dog whis­per­ers who come and stay with us and learn about them.”

The cen­tre has sev­eral fundrais­ing pack­ages, in­clud­ing the chance to name the pups and meet and play with the en­tire pack.

To do­nate to the project, visit http://chuffed.org/project/dol­lars-for-din­goes.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d474104

Alan Wheat­ley and Mau­reen Youngs are rais­ing funds to sup­port a fam­ily of dingo pup­pies.

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