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The Tallahassee Museum's latest guest animals have an authentic Australian accent

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Dark colored dingoes are less common than their light tan cousins.

The Tallahassee Museum has some new guest animals to further fascinate its visitors. They are dingoes, which are native to Australia. Animal Curator Suzie Buzzo admitted a few of the Museum's past guest animals haven't been the greatest socializers.

"The last couple have been sleeping a little bit more than we'd like, but these guys are so playful so it's going to be really fun to come out and watch them play with each other."

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This dingo, the sibling of the one above, has the coloration more typical of the breed.

The 3-year-old males are siblings and apparently had lots of human interaction at the Maryland animal preserve where they were raised. Now settled into their new temporary quarters, the dingoes, which closely resemble domestic wolves, happily engage with visitors. Buzzo said there will be plenty of time for those visits to happen.

"At least through spring. I'd say April."

In addition to its latest guest animals, the Tallahassee Museum also has dozens of native animal species in its extensive wildlife habitats.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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