Monday, July 04, 2016
Cute Australian wild dogs
A pair of proud parents at the Australian Reptile Park, on the NSW central coast, have welcomed the arrival of five fuzzy and very cute dingo pups. Mum and dad Adina and Fred surpassed expectations with their larger-than-usual litter of three male and two female pups, bred in captivity over the autumn months.
The youngsters will be fully reliant on their mum for the next few weeks before they venture out of their den to meet winter school holiday makers later this month.
Young dingoes stick close to their parents for several years before moving on to find their own mates. The golden fur-balls are likely to grow to a medium size and weight between 15 to 20 kilos.
Dingoes arrived in Australia from Asia several thousand years ago were speculated to be brought over by indigenous Australians or seafaring people from Indonesia, the park's website read. The species is spread across Australia inhabiting a wide range of areas with the exception of Tasmania"