Jirrahlinga Dingo Conservation & Wildlife Education Centre
Formerly The Australian Dingo Farm
After being Purchased and Re-built by Jirrahlinga
Tehree & Hamish Gordon tendered and were successful in acquiring this property.
What was known as the Australian Dingo Far.
A considerable amount of work has subsequently occurred at this centre. is fast becoming a showplace that will ensure the integrity of breeding and conservation of Australia's native dog.
Watch this spot!
It is open for group bookings via JirrahlingaJen@yahoo.com
The Dingo is Australia's Native Dog.
Research has shown that purebred Dingo numbers in the wild are declining and with civilisation encroaching deeper into the wilderness area, often accompanied by his domestic dogs, the conservation of the Dingo as a species cannot be left to nature.
The sanctuary is located deep in the bush near Chewton, with visitors following the gravel track to the end of Eureka Street which then becomes Dingo Park Road in the Diggings National Park (3km from Chewton).
Here at the centre we are home to a wide range of native Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, emus, birds. Along with the beautiful Dingoes that reside here.
The Dingo Family
In its natural state the Dingo lives either alone or in a small family group, this differs from many other wild dog species which may form packs. Dingoes have a clearly defined territory which they rarely leave, but which may overlap other Dingoes' territories. The size of the territory varies according to the food supply.
Dingoes mate for life, commencing in the autumn season the Bitch coming into season and the pups are born from July to September.
Both parents take part in raising the pups. Litters average about 5 pups. At 14 days old the mother regurgitates food for the pups and by the age of 3 weeks, when they will leave the den for short ventures, they are able to eat rabbit. The sire may help feed the pups, as may other male and female Dingoes from within the social group. Prey around the den is not captured but is left to allow the pups to practice their hunting skills.