Bunbury’s new arrivals make themselves at home

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
VideoBunbury’s newest and fluffiest residents have arrived with two pure-bred alpine dingo pups now calling the city home.

Bunbury’s newest and fluffiest residents have arrived with two pure-bred alpine dingo pups now calling the city home.

Bunbury Wildlife Park's latest additions have adapted to their new surroundings and are ready to meet the community.

The two-month old pups are already proving to be playful and inquisitive, according to City of Bunbury tourism, events and promotion manager Isabell Evans.

“We are excited that the pups have adapted so well to their new home as it was expected they would take several more weeks before they were ready to meet the public,” Ms Evans said.

“They have already shown their amazing personalities and we are sure they are going to be a big hit with locals and visitors alike.”

A naming ceremony will be held later this month when the winner of a Name the Dingoes competition will be announced.

The competition was held in July with Maidens Park, Picton, Cooinda, Djidi Djidi and Dalyellup primary school students creating colourful life-size dingo cut-outs – generously donated by the Capel Men’s Shed – which went on display at the Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre.

Shoppers then voted on their favourites with the top two vote-getters getting to name the dingoes.

The park will host a special event on the weekend of September 23 and 24 with an official unveiling of the cute creatures.

Free face painting, hot dogs and special deals on dingo merchandise will also be highlights of the weekend.

Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre has provided generous sponsorship to help the park acquire the dingoes, while their enclosure has been supported by LD Total, Jetline, APH, Versace Lime and Holcim.

More pictures of the inquisitive pups:

Camera IconCredit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

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