Ba­bies ga­lore at Dain­tree zoo

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

SPRING has sprung and ba­bies have been born, all furry and feath­ered at the Dain­tree Wild Zoo.

The lat­est ad­di­tions are three play­ful dingo pups that like to have ad­ven­tures and are a hand­ful for the vol­un­teers at the zoo be­cause they never stay in one spot for long.

There is one male called Ernie the dingo and two fe­male pups called Win­nie and Boot and the three young­sters are only 14 weeks old.

Then there is Lucky, a 17-day-old baby emu who greeted the Gazette at the door be­cause Lucky is a cu­ri­ous lit­tle emu and likes to fol­low any­thing with legs around.

The more dom­i­nant 18-month-old Beep (named af­ter road run­ner’s fa­mous cry beep beep) likes to keep all the pups and ba­bies in line and en­ter­tains guests of the zoo by com­ing right up to them.

The zoo and the baby an­i­mals can be lo­cated 23km north of Moss­man and has a va­ri­ety of Aus­tralian crit­ters in­clud­ing baby barn owls, three baby crocs and other na­tive an­i­mals.

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