Bibra Lake’s Native Arc gets vet clinic


Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson, Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, BP Kwinana refinery manager Brett Swayn and Native Arc chairman Bob Dunn with Bindi, one the two alpine dingos at the new exhibit.   Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d481963
Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson, Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett, BP Kwinana refinery manager Brett Swayn and Native Arc chairman Bob Dunn with Bindi, one the two alpine dingos at the new exhibit. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d481963

BIBRA Lake’s Native Arc welcomed a new veterinary clinic and alpine dingo exhibit into its fold last week.

The non-profit organisation provides medical care and rehabilitation services to about 3000 injured, sick, orphaned native wildlife each year and information/education on the importance of biodiversity and environmental sustainability to support the conservation of native flora and fauna.

Manager Dean Huxley said the new treatment facility would allow the organisation to provide immediate veterinary treatment to its patients without having to outsource the work to nearby veterinary clinics, while the exhibit would house two alpine dingos.

“This will result in better outcomes due to reduced stress and handling of the animal and quicker diagnosis,” he said.

“The treatment facility will also strengthen the partnership the centre has with the Murdoch University College of Veterinary Medicine by providing an opportunity for veterinary science students to gain valuable skills and experience.

“The alpine dingo exhibit was built to house two alpine dingos, Banjo and Bindi, who joined Native ARC’s education team in December 2017.

“The centre houses several resident animals which all provide different experiential learning opportunities for visitors to the centre, which contribute to wildlife conservation and increased awareness on biodiversity.”

“We hope Banjo and Bindi will provide visitors with critical information on the importance of preserving habitat and biodiversity and how dingos support biodiversity.”

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