Lucky and Rocky go on their own excursion

Lucky the dingo with keeper Hewin Hochkins Photo: Australian Reptile Park

Coasties are experiencing closed workplaces, gyms and restaurants due to the COVID-19 lockdown, but not so the dingo pups of the Australian Reptile Park.

With the award-winning wildlife attraction currently closed due to COVID-19, Lucky and Rocky the dingo pups were given the opportunity to visit parts of the zoo usually denied to dingoes.

In a video released by the Park, the pair can be spotted checking out various exhibits and taking a peek at Elvis the giant five metre crocodile.

As they enjoyed their own version of a school excursion, the pups, aged just 12 and 14 weeks, were chaperoned by keepers Hewin Hochkins and Nick Astermann.

Park Director, Tim Faulkner, said, keepers are constantly providing new experiences for the animals.

“We are hoping this video has brought smiles to the faces of those who watched it.

“We just hope we can have everyone back here to meet Lucky and Rocky in person soon once everything opens back up again.”

After Lucky’s traumatic c-section birth, the pup has gone from strength to strength under the watchful eye of keepers and her parents Fred and Adina.

Rocky came to the Australian Reptile Park from Hunter Valley Zoo to give Lucky some company.

“Playing with their siblings is an important part of socialisation for dingo puppies and we love seeing these two cuties grow up together and experience these kinds of amazing moments,” Faulkner said.

Media release, Aug 11
Australian Reptile Park