BILLABONG ZOO (PORT MACQUARIE) – FOCUS ON DINGOES
This month Billabong Zoo is putting the spotlight on the plight of the Dingo. The Dingo is now listed as VULNERABLE on the IUCN Red List Of Threatened Species (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Dingo’s were formerly widespread throughout the world …and although populations of wild dogs remain abundant in Australia and other countries, the proportion of pure dingoes is declining through hybridization with domestic dogs….Pure dingoes have been demonstrated to occur only as remnant populations in central and northern Australia … the population is fast decreasing….
For the full IUCN listing and detailed information click this link http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/41585/0
We will be posting more information over the coming weeks. On Sunday 25th June it is the Billabong Zoo Dingo Day – lots of fun and education for all the family. More soon.