Pawsome Foursome Not Just Cute, but Crucial

We just can't take this much cuteness!

What you need to know
  • They are so cute
  • They are ridiculously cute
  • They are the cutest things we've ever seen

Four unbelievably cute dingo pups have been welcomed into the world at the Australian Reptile Park.

Three out of the four beautiful dingo pups having a rest. Image: Australian Reptile Park

The "Pawsome Foursome" as they've been named by staff, were born to the park's resident dingoes Adina and Fred and have already begun their hard work as ambassadors for their species.

The Australian Reptile Park’s General Manager Tim Faulkner explained: "As cute as the puppies are, they play a crucial role in raising species awareness."

"The dingo is so important in the Australian ecosystem. Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on earth due to habitat distribution, agriculture, and, most importantly, feral foxes and cats feeding on mammals that are in the critical weight range of five kilos or less.”

General Manager Tim Faulkner having a quick cuddle with one of the pups. Image: Australian Reptile Park

“Dingoes are being blasted, baited, tracked, shot and hunted in the wild because of their perceived damage to agriculture. However, killing dingoes removes them from the critical weight eco-system, allowing feral foxes and cats to continuously increase the rate of mammal extinction.”

The pups are still fully reliant on their mother Adina (because I mean, who isn't?) but can be seen on display bonding with mum in the dingo enclosure at The Australian Reptile Park.

Featured Image: Australian Reptile Park