About Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Hospital
Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Hospital care for native animals of all kinds; eagles, possums, kangaroos, reptiles, the list goes on… They have hearts as big as the ocean and put their animals before themselves in a way that inspires all who cross their path. The Dingo is one of many native animals they work with and is sadly misunderstood and mismanaged in the wild. You can read more about this aspect of their work below:
Accepted as a native animal in other states of Australia, Queensland’s Dingoes are outlawed and endangered. With the blessing of the Queensland Government, hundreds are cruelly poisoned annually through 1080 baiting. Confused with Dingo-domestic dog crossbreeds, which hunt livestock in packs, purebred Dingoes are systematically slaughtered. A sanctuary for these beautiful animals is needed now, before bringing them back from the brink is impossible.
The Dingo is a vital component of Australia’s natural environment. Co-inhabiting with Australia’s Indigenous peoples for over 18,000 years, this shy and family-oriented creature is a crucial apex predator, removing sick and injured native animals so that only the fittest survive and thrive. Since the introduction of domestic animals such as rabbits, pigs and cats, the Dingo has taken on another key role in the ecosystem by predating upon and controlling numbers of these, now feral, pests. Where there are no Dingoes, numbers of destructive ferals explode, native flora dies and native fauna vanishes. In some cases, forever.
Help To Make Dingoes Safe
Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital in Far North Queensland asks you to help them make the Dingo safe. Dingoes referred to Eagles Nest are relocated to settings far from populated areas. Here, these magnificent creatures will finally live free from persecution whilst returning a small part of Queensland’s unique environment to its natural balance.
Please help to secure a safe future for Queensland’s purebred Dingoes and support Eagle’s Nest to continue their vital work for wildlife.
Queensland Dingo (Canis dingo)