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.…