Noon­gar names for dingo pups

South Western Times - - News -

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.

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