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LONE PINE KOALA SANCTUARY
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Dingo habitat Camera

Higher Standards
Lone Pine has provided a home for dingoes since the 1980s. Dingoes have always experienced fantastic enrichment programs, including long, daily walks throughout Lone Pine’s 20-hectare property, to discover new scents, socialise, encounter new experiences, and physical exercise.
The new exhibit for our two dingoes was planned to better reflect habitat complexity, both as an educational tool for guests and mental and physical stimulation for dingoes. Space requirements for up to two dingoes is a minimum of 220m2 (NSW Standards for Exhibiting Animals). The new area exceeds this standard significantly, with the exhibit totalling 550m2.

The Dingo Habitat incorporates a high degree of structural complexity with large rocks, trees undulations and hills, multiple bodies of water, dens and hiding spaces as well as numerous vantage points and multi-level traversing points.

Creating Connections
At Lone Pine, we want guests not to just see Australia’s unique wildlife but meet and experience a true representation of the complex lives of every species in our care. By providing authentic experiences, we hope to inspire lasting connections between wildlife and our guests.
As an iconic Australian species, the chance to observe, meet and interact with a dingo is an exciting opportunity and privilege. Guests can enjoy the Dingo Habitat from multiple vantage points, maximising the opportunity to not only get close to dingoes but encounter natural dingo behaviours. Guests can join the dingoes over a sky-walk, as well as on ground level from immersive observation windows or viewing tunnel.

Incorporating Technology
The interpretive sign at the Dingo Habitat features digital touch points (near field communication, QR code, and web address) to extend our guests’ experience with further information, available in several languages.

Collaborating Locally
Part of Lone Pine’s social endeavours is to source talent within our local community. A local artist has beautifully illustrated our dingoes to include a scientifically accurate representation of this magnificent species. A local decal and sign making company worked with us to print and install our interpretive designs while ensuring the technology components remained in superior working order.

Sustainable Design
Eucalyptus mulch- from the uneaten koala leaf,
logs- old logs from trees that had been felled for one reason or another were re-used as garden edges and landscaping bridges, blue gum slabs- used for the building of dens, ramps and platforms, slabs were cut from the giant blue gum that had been felled from the common wombat exhibit, transplanted plants- grasses, lomandras, sedges, use of Australian native plants that are water-wise, coastal rosemary (Westringia fruticosa) and Hardenbergia violacea, plantation hardwood- used for all of the internal fencing

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