Size: Head and body, 3.5 to 4 ft (1.1 to 1.2 m); Tail, 12 to 13 in (30 to 33 cm)
Weight: 22 to 33 lbs (10 to 15 kg)
Group name: Pack
The Dingo is a domestic dog which has turned to a wild state for thousands of years and today lives largely independent from humans in the majority of its distribution. The name "dingo" mostly refers to populations occurring in Australia, though dingoes have been proven to exist in Thailand through genetic analyses, where they mostly live close to humans.
What does a Dingo look like?
The fur of dingoes is short, bushy on the tail, and varies in thickness and length, depending on the climate. The fur color is mostly sandy to reddish brown, but can include tan patterns and be occasionally black, light brown, or white. Most dingoes have at least two colors, with small white markings on the chest, muzzle, tag, legs, and paws being the most common feature. In the case of reddish individuals, there can be small, distinctive, and dark stripes on the shoulders.
Where do Dingo's live?
Today dingoes live in all kinds of habitats, including the snow-covered mountain forests of Eastern Australia, dry hot deserts of Central Australia, and Northern Australia's tropical forest wetlands. The absence of dingoes in many parts of the Australian grasslands is probably caused by human persecution. Based on skull characteristics, size, fur color, and breeding cycles there could be distinct regional populations between Australia and Asia, but not in Australia.
What does a Dingo eat?
Dingo hunting is opportunistic. Animals hunt alone or in packs. They pursue small animals such as rabbits, rodents, birds, and lizards. These dogs will eat fruits and plants as well.
How does a Dingo communicate?
Like all domestic dogs, dingoes tend towards a phonetic communication, the difference being that they mostly use howling and whimpering and bark less frequently than other domestic dogs. Compared to most other dogs, the bark of a dingo is short. Barking is almost exclusively used for giving warnings. Usually there are three kinds of howls distinguished: long and persistent, rising and ebbing, and short and abrupt.
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