Pawfect party planned for city's dingoes

20 May 2022

The Ipswich Nature Centre’s pure alpine dingo’s Lola and Moose are turning four-years-old on 28 May.

Environment and Sustainability Committee Chair Councillor Russell Milligan said the Ipswich Nature Centre is an established visitor favourite with more than 200 animals, including apex predators Lola and Moose, who will celebrate their birthdays in style.

“Lola and Moose have lived at Ipswich Nature Centre since they were 13-weeks-old, and we are looking forward to giving them a special day on Saturday 28 May that will include their favourite treat – Schmackos.” Cr Milligan said.

“They may be adults now, but they are both still puppies at heart and full of character.

“Lola and Moose both have a number of favourite games they enjoy playing including burying the bone, chasing games, paint the zookeepers with mud, walks around the zoo and swims in the pond.

“After their birthday celebrations they will get an extra-long walk around the centre and the chance to dip their paws in the pond along the way.

“They are both active and love attention from visitors with Moose usually found sitting on top of the big log watching people go past, and Lola’s favourite spot is curled up asleep inside the log.”

The Ipswich Nature Centre is located at Queens Park, Goleby Avenue, Ipswich.

Entry is free but donations are welcome to go towards the care of the animals.

  • Tuesday to Sunday – 9.30am to 4pm
  • School Holidays – Open seven days – 9.30am to 4pm
  • Public Holidays – 9.30am to 4pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.