These little guys aren’t your average puppies.

Five dingo pups have recently been born at the Australian Reptile Park. A breed of wild dog native to Australia, dingos usually have a litter of two or three pups, the zoo said in a statement, which is why five pups is cause for celebration.

Dingo are listed as vulnerable due to attempts to eradicate them. They are seen as a threat to farming animals, while cross breeding with domesticated dog breeds has diluted the dingo gene pool, according to the Australian Museum.

The Australian Reptile Park hopes to teach visitors that dingos are not a pest and that they are important to the country’s ecosystem. Not to mention, they’re just damn cute. Read more…

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Hang out with these rather charming dingo puppies