Get ready for Dingo Days at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – a special discount event and an extra special animal announcement that’s anything but the average “dog days of summer!”
Dingo Days celebrates two of the Zoo’s newest residents, a pair of 6-month-old dingo puppies! In anticipation of the brother and sister dingoes going out on exhibit by the end of the month, the Zoo will be offering half-price admission any weekday in August when the predicted temperature for the day is 90 degrees or higher. That makes tickets just $6.25 for adults and $4.25 for kids ages 2-11.
How will you know if it’s a Dingo Day? Check the Zoo’s website, clemetzoo.com, or follow the Zoo on Facebook or Twitter!
This will be the first time the Zoo has ever exhibited the Australian wild dog known as the dingo. The male, Brumby, and his sister, Elsey, were part of a litter of seven puppies born on January 30 at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in Indiana. Their parents are purebred dingoes that were brought to Fort Wayne from Australia. The number of purebred dingoes in the wild is in decline due to human/animal conflict and the widespread hybridization of dingoes with feral domestic dogs.
Brumby and Elsey came to Cleveland at the end of June and will be in routine quarantine for a few more weeks before moving to their new home in the Zoo’s Australian Adventure.
Dingoes (Canis lupus dingo) are thought to be descended from wolves and are the largest land-based predator in Australia. They are opportunistic hunters and will eat just about anything they can catch or scavenge, including kangaroos, cattle, sheep, wallabies, rodents and birds.
Northeast Ohio’s most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.
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