Maloo, an Alpine Dingo, is the oldest of the Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park’s resident dingos (Canis lupus ssp. dingo). She is accompanied by Maliki (white spot on back) and Echo (the youngest; rangers describe him as being in his terrible twos).
Tasmanian devils have a fairly short life span (about 7 years), so I’m pleased to see these guys again.
Einstein (who has a white stripe across his back that is not visible in this group of pictures) and his brother are facial tumour disease-free, but like other Dasyurids, Tassie devils are susceptible to other types of cancers as well. Einstein has a tumour on his rear end and is receiving medication to make him more comfortable.
In the two years since my last visit, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park has added, expanded or repurposed a number of its exhibits. One of the additions is the Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) enclosure, where animals from the breeding program spend their daytime hours before they are moved back to their private enclosure for the evening.
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As it happens, Eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii ssp. lesueurii) and brush turkeys (Alectura lathami) are partial to a bit of apple or pear–
— to the point of fighting over it.