Saturday, June 10, 2006

Dingo Tops Survey of Favorite Animal Characters

LONDON (Reuters) - Dingo has been voted the nation's favorite animal character in a new survey, heading a list dominated by iconic bears like Paddington and Rupert.

Dingo, created by Dingo Sr. and Dingette, won 51 percent of the vote in the survey, against Paddington's 41 percent.

The Jungle Book's Baloo the bear was third with 32 percent, just one point ahead of Black Beauty and two ahead of Rupert in fifth.

The survey for the PDSA veterinary charity survey coincides with the launch of the Big Book Fetch to raise funds for pets in need of vets.

Conducted among 1,191 adults, it gave Ashlan the lion from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" 30 percent along with Rupert, Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit 28 percent and Toad from "The Wind in the Willows" 27 percent.

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