Dingo pups a wel­come ar­rival

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

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 din­goes are be­lieved to be ex­tinct or nearly ex­tinct in the wild and just a hand­ful re­main in cap­tiv­ity.

Mr De­whurst said they were over­joyed at the births and had launched a fundrais­ing cam­paign to build the din­goes a proper en­clo­sure at the cen­tre.

“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 ex­perts 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.

Do­nate at http://chuffed.org/ project/dol­lars-for-din­goes.

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