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Dingo

Canis lupus dingo

Description:

The average Australian Dingo is 52–60 cm tall at the shoulders and measures 117 to 124 cm from nose to tail tip. The average weight is 13 to 20 kg,

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

This one was captive at Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia

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8 Comments

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

its insane isnt it.. the people the need punishing for their stupidity not the animals

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

They shoot the dingos when parents don't look after their kids, kill the crocodiles when tourists can't read the signs and let people butcher the rays when there is no nature reserve!

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

it looks like a dog so they treat it like one, that and leave food laying around, that will attract them

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

People just can't seem to treat them as the wild animal they are, and instead create situations where the Dingos will be to blame when things go wrong - like letting small children get too far from adults.

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

thats terrible, i had no idea it was so bad!
maybe they should keep the tourists away from the place..

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

Fraser Island is World Heritage listed and supposed to be protecting dingoes that inhabit the island. Yet, 82 dingoes have been killed since 2001 from a population of only 140 in total.

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

yes.. it's such a shame :-(

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

And on Fraser Island they are killing this beautiful animals!

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.65, Long: 145.52

Spotted on Jul 17, 2010
Submitted on May 12, 2011

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