This spring has sprung a surprise at Toolern Vale’s Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre.

Dingoes Cooma and Crusoe welcomed a litter of pups last month – outside the usual breeding season.


Dingo Discovery owner Lyn Watson said the arrival of the five dingo pups in October “was a great surprise”.

She said dingo pups were typically born in the colder months.

The five pups join the 18 born this winter at the centre.


The unseasonal litter presented another welcome surprise – two of the pups have white fur.

“Under five per cent of the dingo population have white fur,” Ms Watson said.



Members of the public are being invited to share a cuddle with the sanctuary’s newest residents.

Sessions will be held every weekend until December 17.

For information or bookings, visit the Australian Dingo Foundation Facebook page.