Dingo Research Paper

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Introduction: The Australian native Dingo is theorised to have been introduced by Asian Seafarers roughly 40,000 years ago. However the oldest archaeological findings dates the Dingoes existence to a minimum of 3,500 years in Australia. The Dingo is a placental mammal which means that the female Dingo give birth to live young. On average per litter the female dingo will give birth to 5 pups each year. The Dingoes coat is determined by the location of the dingo and the climate of the region the coat ranges for a light golden yellow to a dark tanned coat. Behaviour: Dingoes are strongly territorial as they rarely leave the area and do defend the region against other Dingoes. The Dingoes territory is marked by them urinating on the trees and…show more content…
With a broad head and erect ears, short body fur and a fluffy tail. The Dingo has long canine teeth and the Dingoes muzzle is longer and tapered compared to the domestic dogs we have today. The Dingo is roughly between 14 - 24kg and is 50 – 70cm in height. These characteristics of the Dingo make it the largest mammal carnivore in Australia. Feeding and Diet: The carnivorous Dingoes traditionally feed on young kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. Nowadays the Dingoes are also feeding on the introduced livestock young such as sheep, cattle and goat. If the Dingo are having trouble hunting they will resort to small retiles and birds. Distribution: The Dingoes have inhabited Australia more a minimum of 3,500 years. During the time they have occupied the majority of the mainland. After the arrival of the European settlers and the growth of Australian Pastoralism the graziers of the time made considerable amount of effort to reduce the number of Dingoes. Due to the eradication of dingoes and the building of the dog fences they are mostly absent of New South Whales, Victoria, south-eastern third of South Australia and the southern most area of Western

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