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Dingo

Canis lupus dingo

Description:

The Dingo is Australia's largest native carnivore. Originally from Asia, the dingo was introduced into Australia around 3500-4000 years ago. The dingo is a pack animal but can also be found alone. Colours can range from white through to honey-ginger to black and tan. They have a large bushy tail with a scent gland at the base. Have been known to breed with domestic dogs. Status: Common

Habitat:

Dingos are found in a variety of habitats including dry grassland, through woodland to rainforest in ranges and foothills surrounding city limits. Can be found Australia wide except for Tasmania.

Notes:

This Dingo was spotted at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast. I caught him napping but I wasn't sneaky enough and he slowly woke up.

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Shari_Wildlife
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Shari_Wildlife

Maroochydore, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on Jun 20, 2011

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