Featherdale Wildlife Park - Sydney Australia

Sydney’s Hands-On Wildlife Experience

Dingo pup arrivals at Featherdale

Dingo pup arrivals at Featherdale

19th August, 2014

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! DINGO PUP ENCOUNTERS AT 12.30PM AND 3.15PM ON THE WEEKEND.

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For an encounter of the furred kind, visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to a litter of gorgeous Dingo pups. Born at the Park on the 30th June, the mischievous pups are growing at a rapid rate and will soon start exploring their expansive enclosure; climbing vast rocky mountains (small mounds to us taller folk) and play fighting with their dad who has a vital role in the parenting process.  This is Red’s ninth litter and he has father-hood down to an art. He will soon be teaching the pups how to hunt and socially interact.  

These days, it is unusual to see Dingoes in the wild. Cross-breeding with the domestic dog and the hunting of Dingoes by farmers protecting their livestock, has dwindled Dingo numbers drastically.  Zoos and Wildlife Parks are now one of the few places left in Australia where people are able to see a pure-bred Dingo.

Featherdale’s pups will remain at the Park for the next few months and visitors will be able to get right up close and meet them.  Once old enough to leave the protection of mum and dad, the pups will be relocated to other wildlife parks throughout the country as part of a managed captive breeding programme.