Puppy charm

Puppy charm

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Puppy at play. Photographs — Matt Devlin.
Puppy at play. Photographs — Matt Devlin.

Dingo puppies born six weeks ago were now fully playful and completely adorable.
The litter of eight was born to alpine dingo Lillie and bogong dingo Mitch.

Kaarakin black cockatoo conservation centre was calling for donations to help build an enclosure for the centre’s newest residents.

Founder and City of Gosnells councillor Glenn Dewhurst said two of the puppies had already found new homes with people who already owned dingoes.

He hoped to move at least four of the puppies to the centre in Martin, with the remainder staying at his property.

“They’ll be a really good educational tool for people and we’ve already had people come by, including large corporations, to learn about the dingoes,” he said.

“They’re our apex predator and when they’re put into an area they’ll clear out all the wild dogs, foxes and rabbits.”

Mr Dewhurst said the alpine and bogong dingoes weren’t native to WA so it was unsuitable to release them into the wild in this state but more could be done to encourage the Pilbara populations.

He said despite their importance to the Australian environment they were not considered a protected species and were still targeted by shooters.

The centre was also looking for people to volunteer as dingo walkers. For more information or to donate visit www.blackcockatoorecovery.com.

Puppy at play.  Photographs — Matt Devlin.
Getting playful. Photographs — Matt Devlin.
aarakin founder Glenn Dewhurst hopes to raise money to build a new dingo enclosure at the centre in Martin. Photographs — Matt Devlin.
Kaarakin founder Glenn Dewhurst hopes to raise money to build a new dingo enclosure at the centre in Martin. Photographs — Matt Devlin.