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A Tail Value Telling! Taronga’s Pronounces Debut Of Two Cute Dingo Pups

Taronga Zoo is delighted to announce the arrival of two, five-month-old lovely Dingo pups. The 2 pups might be making their public debut these summer season faculty holidays, the place company can meet the duo at a brand-new Dingo Keeper Speak or in a specifically curated behind-the-scenes Dingo encounter.

The 2 Dingoes, one male and one feminine, have each been given Indigenous names from the area they had been born. The male has been named Kep Kep which implies ‘candy’, or ‘sugar’ in Wathawurrung language of Victoria, and the feminine has been named ‘Warada’ which implies ‘stunning’ in Dharug language. The phrase waratah, which is the floral emblem for the state of New South Wales is derived from the Indigenous phrase Warada.

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Australian Mammal Keeper Natalie Holdsworth describes the duo as the right pair. “Like his title counsel, Kep Kep is extremely candy, very pleasant and adores folks. Then again, Warada could be very switched-on, alert, and enjoys trying out her environment and surveying her territory,” says Holdsworth.

“In the intervening time, keepers take Kep Kep and Warada for each day walks. These walks play a elementary function within the pups’ husbandry and conditioning, making certain they’re comfy with visiting new areas and assembly new faces. This additionally supplies helpful enrichment for the inquisitive duo as they scent and discover new stimuli and can finally assist them put together for after they transfer into Taronga’s Nura Diya Australia habitat early subsequent 12 months”, says Holdsworth.


Warda and Kep Kep are simply two of the brand new arrivals that may make their house within the new Nura Diya Australia which is targeted on Australia’s unimaginable native wildlife. Whereas the ending touches are placed on this thrilling new expertise, company will have the ability to meet Warada and Kep Kep at a brand new Dingo Keeper Speak and Dingo Encounter. 

Formally launching on Friday 9 December, the brand new Dingo Keeper Speak provides to fifteen present keeper talks and shows which can be complimentary with Zoo entry. Held at 10.30am each day out the entrance of Reptile World, the brand new Dingo Speak will educate company on the necessary function these apex predators play within the Australian wildlife ecosystem and the way we are able to all assist Dingoes, and different native species thrive within the wild.

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However that’s not all, company will even have the chance to take a seat paw-to-paw with this pleasant duo and be taught concerning the secret lifetime of Dingoes in an intimate, new behind-the-scenes Dingo encounter that’s assured to create eternal recollections. Held at 11.30am each day for $64.95pp, company taking part within the encounter will be part of keepers in providing an enriching playtime for the pups as they work together and show pure Dingo behaviours in entrance of your very eyes on this specialised encounter.

Areas for the Dingo encounter are restricted and are anticipated to promote out each day, so be sure you ebook Taronga’s new Dingo Encounter, plus a spread of different intimate animal encounters together with our new Capybara Encounter, at Taronga’s Prime Plaza retail retailer on the day of your go to.

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To search out out extra about our new arrivals or to ebook your subsequent go to to Taronga, the one Zoo with a harbour view merely go to And, if at some point isn’t sufficient, there’s nonetheless house to ebook an final Zoo sleepover on the Wildlife Retreat at Taronga which incorporates superb animal experiences and a two-day entry to the Zoo. Taronga is not-for-profit, so each greenback spent helps important conservation efforts and has the ability to guard the world’s exceptional wildlife.

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