Cleveland Metroparks new 'dingo dogs' on exhibit

3:40 PM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo continues its month-long, Monday through Friday celebration of "Dingo Days" with the introduction of dingoes Brumby and Elsey, who are ready to explore their new home in the Zoo's Australian Adventure.

This will be the first time the Metroparks Zoo has ever exhibited the Australian wild dog known as the dingo.

The male, Brumby, and his sister, Elsey, were part of a litter of seven puppies born on Jan. 30 at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana.

Their parents are purebred dingoes that were brought to Fort Wayne from Australia.

The number of purebred dingoes in the wild is in decline due to human/animal conflict and the widespread hybridization of dingoes with feral domestic dogs.


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