PLAYFUL PUPS: Kieron Smedley plays with the two new 100% pure-bred dingo pups Diva and Dino at Cooberrie Park, Yeppoon.
PLAYFUL PUPS: Kieron Smedley plays with the two new 100% pure-bred dingo pups Diva and Dino at Cooberrie Park, Yeppoon. Chris Ison

Dingo pups 100% pure-bred latest editions at Cooberrie

DIVA and Deano know just how to look cute for the camera.

Tumbling in the dirt as playful pups, these little sibling dingoes are the latest additions at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, from the Australian Dingo Foundation.

Wildlife keeper Kieron Smedley said the eight-week-old fur balls would be on display to the public full-time now.

Tasked with promoting the dingo species here in CQ, the pups have a big mission to sink their teeth into. "These are 100% pure, genetically tested dingos," Kieron said.

"It is important to have these great ambassadors in captivity so people can see what a true dingo should look like, with their full traits.

"They are cute at the moment, very big fluff balls ... and they have all the dingo traits but all the puppy traits as well."

With Kieron anticipating the puppies to be a big calling card these school holidays, it is another step forward for the park as it recovers from Cyclone Marcia.

"In February we had the cyclone and that caused around $550,000 worth of damage. Having all this new construction and now the puppies is so fantastic," Kieron said.

"It will be fantastic for the park having this new attraction."

Diva and Deano are still to have their vaccinations, so one-on-one interaction isn't possible for another four weeks. Still, you can admire from the fence line from 10am every day.

Did you know?

Dingoes arrived in Australia about 5000 years ago

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