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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Dingo ( Canis lupus )

Dingo (Canis Iupus)
Description
The only native dog in Australia. Believed to have arrived in Australia about 4000-6000 years ago, and were probably introduced through trading between Aboriginal people and Indonesians fishing in local waters. Australia’s largest mammal carnivore. Golden yellow dingoes are found in sandy areas while darker black and tan dingoes are found in forests. They howl at night but rarely bark. Hunt alone or in packs. If dingoes are hand-fed, they become dependent on people. Is and can be dangerous. Never feed wild dingoes

Size
A medium sized dog. About 60cm high at shoulder

Habitat
Found in coastal areas, forest and open areas where there is plenty cover

Food
Mainly carnivorous, but will eat a wide variety of foods including plant material and insects

Breeding
Breed only once a year and produce litters of around four to six pups.

Range
Found in many parts of Australia, except Tasmania.

Notes
It is illegal to have a dingo as a pet in South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. Victoria and the Northern Territory require dingo owners to have a special permit. Only New South Wales and Western Australia allow dingoes as pets without a license

posted by Monique at 10:23 am  

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