A tortoise detective dog?

Never fear, Dazzy is here!

Published: 10 June 2021, Updated: 11 June 2021

Have you ever heard of a tortoise detective dog?

Meet Dazzy… a dog specially trained to sniff out Western Swamp Tortoises. When a tortoise is found, Dazzy goes into a downward dog yoga position and does a little scratch.

She recently helped us locate critically endangered freshwater tortoises as part of preparations for the Great Northern Highway - Apple Street Upgrade project.

Special thanks to Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Perth Zoo and Terrestrial Ecosystems who helped train Dazzy.

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Dazzy happy with her role in the project team

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