Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre welcomes litter of endangered Bogong dingo pups


Alan Wheatley and Maureen Youngs with some Bogong dingo puppies. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d474104
Alan Wheatley and Maureen Youngs with some Bogong dingo puppies. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d474104

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 dingos 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 their arrival and had launched a fundraising campaign to build the dingos 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 they had experts who 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 a number of fundraising packages, including the chance to name the pups and meet and play with the entire pack.

If you wish to donate to the project, you can do so at http://chuffed.org/project/dollars-for-dingoes.

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