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Dingo Research Activity
Australia Research Activity #2:
Dingoes

Dingoes (Canis Lupus Dingo) are dog-like animals that are found in
Australia. Their common fur color is a reddish brown, while the texture of the fur is short and soft. Black dingoes are very rare, more common in
Asia than in Australia. The average Dingo is 20 to 24 inches to the shoulder and 46 to 61 inches from nose to tail tip. Males are naturally heavier built than the females, who are lighter in stature. A Dingo's habitat ranges from deserts to grasslands to the edge of forests, and they will often make their den inside a hollow log or abandoned rabbit hole close to a water source. Though Dingoes are often seen alone in the wild, they are almost always a member of a pack, though groups of Dingoes may only be seen
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They sometimes attack animals from farmhouses, but more often they simply scavenge for food instead. They eat carrion and roadkill whenever they find it and sometimes eat fruits and plants. They also eat injured and sick animals. When they are not scavenging for food that is already dead, they hunt smaller prey like possums, rabbits, and birds. In rare events, large Dingo groups have been known to attack a human, but Dingoes normally give humans their space. Dingoes are an important part of Australia because they are apex predators. It is also believed that they play a role in keeping the natural systems in balance. Dingoes hunt feral animals as well, so in that way they help endangered animals from extinction. Several Islander communities view Dingoes as significant members of the spiritual and cultural practices. As an iconic Australian species, watching a Dingo's lifestyle is a privilege. Dingoes attract many tourists to watch them, which gives a flow of money to the Australian government. As Dingoes are curious animals, they often walk up to humans cautiously, which pleases the tourists greatly. While some tourists are careless enough to pet Dingoes, others are

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