Social Behavior of Australian Dingo

Social Behavior of Australian Dingo

Australian Dingoes usually love to live in their own family packs. The past and current years of dingo inhabitation has noticed monogamous breeding pairs and their associated infants. These animals have a lifespan of 5-15 years. The older adults or adolescent dingoes may get disassociated from the family group.

The family pack usually occupies their territory and it wholly depends on the family size, water & food availability. They mark the boundaries with different scents and patrol over the territory on regular basis. They hunt individually or as a group; depending on the size of the prey. Dingoes have a unique feature of marking their territory by defecating and urinating. The white female is always the older sister of the baby pups and she is considered as the important member of the pack of dingoes. They show respect to the dominant female in the pack, which is the Mother. for further details, visit :http://www.dingoconservation.org/information-about-dingo/

Social Behavior of Australian Dingo

Dingoes are hunters and scavengers having capability to feed on the mammals, reptiles, insects, birds and even vegetarian varieties. In most of the cases, they choose group hunting to get food. Dingoes have different sounds and they howl for warning the strangers or locate their group members. The cough like howl is produced for dangerous or alarming situations. As the breeding season approaches, the vocalization of these animals is increased. click here for further details,

Male dingoes get matured sexually at 1½ years of age and can produce offspring. The testosterone levels increase in the breeding season and it subsequently increases the aggression in male dingoes. Females usually reproduce in the months of March-June. If she doesn’t conceive or mate in the first season, she might do it probably in these months. The gestation period is about 63 days and 3-5 pups are produced on an average from a healthy mother. The whole family pack takes care of the little pups till 6 weeks.…

Information about Dingo

Information about Dingo

Dingo is an Australian animal, which looks similar to pet dog and teacup pigs  in some or the other way. They have certain characteristics different from French bulldogs. Dingo has strong jaws with big head, almond shaped eyes, erect ears, narrow shoulders and chest and bottle shaped tail. They have appearance and trends like a successful hunter. These animals are quite adaptive to the climate, resources and habitat of Australia.

Height and Weight

The average height of Australian dingo is 44-63 cm and the body weight is approximately 15-20 kg. The overall height and weight are comparable with French bulldog. The coat density and color varies according to the sex and genetic factors of the animal.

Information about Dingo

Dingoes are classified according to geographical categories:

  • Alpine Dingo

Alpine dingoes have the thickest double coat and have a large built.

  • Northern dingo

Northern Dingo has the lean body and fine body structure. It doesn’t have the thick coating, which is usually seen in Desert and Alpine Dingoes.

  • Desert Dingo

Desert dingo has smaller and compact structure. It also has a double coat and sheds it at the change of weather.

Color

Dingo is pale cream, tan, ginger and black in color. The range of colors varies from yellow to red ginger categories. The throat area, under belly, under-tail and inside leg regions are a bit on the lighter tones. Black and tan colored dingoes have these points in tan to cream colors respectively. However, the coats may vary for some dogs and it becomes a little different from the usual appearance of the dingo. for further details, visit :http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/pest-animals/a-z-of-pest-animals/wild-dog-dingo-dog-hybrids-feral-or-wild

Dingo is much similar to the wolf like animal in Eurasia, which survived a million years ago. The dingo arrived in Australia about 5000 years ago and its origination from the land of Asia. They’ve been taken to different parts of the world by the Europeans. It inhabited in most of the Australian nations except Tasmania.

First official reporting

Officially, dingo was first reported officially in the land of Australia in 1699 and it was accounted by Captain William Dampier. Dingoes were widespread in the main parts of Australian continent and mainly lived in the forests. They were sometimes kept as pets for European settlers in the land of Australia.

The number of dingoes was not too high during those times and the increment went in the years around 1880s. The numbers have remained high after this phase, but there have been significant increase in the hybrid varieties of these animals from that particular phase. click here for more details,

Dingo is different from French bulldogs as the latter is more suitable for domestication. Dingoes are basically wild animals, but some people keep them as pets. They mostly make their dens in the areas close to water. It is a cultural icon for Australian wildlife and it is the largest terrestrial predator in the lands of Australia.

Dingo is an efficient hunter, but despite of this fact, the breed is vulnerable to extinction. There is genetic pollution according to which the interbreeding with domestic dogs diluting the unique adaptations to the environment of Australia.…