Public input called for dingo pup names

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

Bunbury shoppers have until Sunday to have their say on the name of the city’s newest fluffy residents.

A campaign is under way at Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre in anticipation of the two dingo pups expected to arrive in August and take up residence at the Bunbury Wildlife Park.

Maidens Park, Picton, Cooinda, Djidi Djidi and Dalyellup primary school students have played their part in the Name The Dingo campaign, creating life-size dingo cut-outs and five possible names for shoppers to vote on.

Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre marketing manager Meike Daeffner and acting wildlife park manager Isabell Evans check out the park’s new dingo enclosure earlier this year.
Camera IconBunbury Forum Shopping Centre marketing manager Meike Daeffner and acting wildlife park manager Isabell Evans check out the park’s new dingo enclosure earlier this year. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Five indigenous names Merrick (meaning enchanted), Djeran (April/May), Munna (hunting with dingoes), Kaal (fire) and Mookaroo (winter), make up the students’ choices.

The cut-out dingoes will be on display outside the Woolworths supermarket in the shopping centre until Sunday.

Shoppers will be encouraged to vote for their favourite entry and the two that attract the most votes will win the right to name a dingo each.

The schools will also receive a $1000 voucher from the shopping centre, plus 20 family passes to the wildlife park.

Shoppers also have the chance to win a grand prize of a $200 Bunbury Forum Shopping Centre voucher and a family pass to the wildlife park and four runner-up prizes of a family pass to the park.

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