Noongar names for dingo pups
BUNBURY’S newest and cutest residents have officially been named.
The two pure-bred alpine dingo pups arrived at the Bunbury Wildlife Park earlier this month and have since been named by two schools in a naming competition.
Students from Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School had the honour of naming the male dingo Kaal, which is Noongar for fire.
Cooinda Primary School’s room 13 Year 5-6 class has given the female dingo the Noongar name Merrick, meaning enchantment.
The pups were named thanks to the school children and shoppers who took part in the competition.
The community is invited to celebrate the arrival of the cute creatures at the Bunbury Wildlife Park with a “Welcome the Dingoes” event this weekend.
The official welcoming weekend will include the opportunity to see the park’s latest additions in their purpose-built enclosure, free face painting and a sausage sizzle.