Durong dingoes heading to new homes to keep bloodlines pure

RARE PUPPY: Durong Dingo Sanctuary operator Simon Stretton handed over white dingo pups to Fraser Coast Wild Life Sanctuary's Ray Revill and two to Victoria Halls Gap Zoo's Greg Culell.
RARE PUPPY: Durong Dingo Sanctuary operator Simon Stretton handed over white dingo pups to Fraser Coast Wild Life Sanctuary's Ray Revill and two to Victoria Halls Gap Zoo's Greg Culell. Helen Spelitis

THREE rare white dingo pups born in Durong are waking up in new worlds. 

Durong Dingo Sancturary operator Simon Stretton handed over one pup to Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary and two to Halls Gap Zoo in Victoria, last Friday.

The dingoes will be used to help educate the public about the important role the native Australian alpha predators play in balancing the natural eco-system.

Mr Greg Culell, Halls Gap Zoo said white dingoes account for just 3% of the total dingo population and were worth driving all the way from Victoria to collect.

Did you know?

Dingoes can't bark but they can howl.

Pure dingoes are becoming more rare in the wild. Some of the most genetically pure dingoes live on Fraser Island.

Dingoes only breed once a year, in autumn.

Their gestation period is two months.

Dingoes have permanently erect ears.

In Queensland dingoes are classified as a class two pest and it is illegal to keep them as pets.  

Check out today's South Burnett Times for the full story.

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