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Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)

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Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)


The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is an Australian wild dog, probably a descendant of the dogs that had been brought to the continent 3500 to 4000 years ago by Indian merchandisers. Nowadays, only few genuine Dingoes have been left in Australia, due to their crossbreeding with the domestic dogs.

They have a very high IQ, very good vision and hearing and are amazingly agile and skillful, as they can use their front feed as hands. The color of their fur is yellow to red and they live in the sandy deserts and woods of Australia.

Dingoes are carnivores and usually hunt small animals like rabbits, lizards, and sheep during the night and even Kangaroos by building packs. Although they tend to usually live alone or in families. Another characteristic is that they barely bark. They mate during all of their life and breed once in a year, with the female giving birth to 4 or 5 cubs which live near their parents for at least one to two years.

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