The Dingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Dingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Assignment

"The introdused specdies of the DINGO"

Habitat

Basic Facts

Food & Hunting

Where are they found? The dingo can be found in all areas of Australia. The dingo is found in almost every habitat and every state of Australia, except Tasmania. What kind of environment do they like? The dingo can be found everywhere in Australia from deserts to rainforests. In deserts, access to drinking water determines where the animal can live. Pure-bred Dingo numbers in the wild are declining as people damage deeper and deeper into wilderness areas.

What do they eat? The dingo's diet has native mammals, including kangaroos, wallabies, rabbits and wombats. If they fail to catch these animals, the Dingo will eat reptiles and any food source it can find including insects and birds. The dingo also has some farm stock on the menu. This makes the animal unpopular with farmers.How do they get their food? The dingoes usually hunt in packs by surrounding its prey and then hunting it down. It’s harder for the dingo to catch its prey on its own but they can catch smaller prey like rabbits, small birds and rodents.

What do they look like?Scientific Name: Canis Lupus dingoThe Dingoes colour is reddish to yellow. The dingo varies in size (Head to Bum) from 1 metre to 1.2 metres. Their tails are from 30 to 35 centimetres and are quiet bushy. Their weight varies from 10 to 15 kilograms. How do they behave?The Dingo behaves barbarically (barbaric means savagely cruel). Dingoes don’t bark they howl. Dingoes are mean animals. Some dingoes have been known to eat children. How many dingoes are in Australia?I couldn't find the number of dingoes in Australia.

Where did they come from originally? The dingo was brought to Australia by the people in the Middle East and South Eastern Asia about 4,000 years ago. People have said that the dingo was originally kept by some Australian native groups as an emergency food source. A direct descendant of the original pariah dog from the Middle East and South Eastern Asia, the dingo became savage and returned to the wild. With the Europeans introduction if sheep and rabbit, the dingoes population flourished.Why did they bring them here?The Australian Aboriginals adopted the dingo as a companion animal as well as using it to help with hunting. They also used it to keep them warm on cold nights and in winter.

Introduction of species

Bibliographyhttp://animals.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/mammals/dingo/ http://www.wild-facts.com/tag/dingo-facts/http://www.aussie-info.com/identity/fauna/dingo.phphttp://www.dogbreedinfo.com/dingo.htmhttp://australianmuseum.net.au/Dingohttp://www.dingo.livingin-australia.com/http://bioexpedition.com/dingo/http://www.wonderclub.com/Wildlife/mammals/Dingo.htmlhttp://www.columbia.edu/itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Canis_lupus_dingo.htmhttp://www.australianfauna.com/dingo.php

Control

What problems have they caused? The dingo has caused some problems by eating sheep and cattle.What do we do to control them? To control the dingo people use tranquiliser traps, bait and sometimes they shoot to protect their livestock.

What will happen if we do not control the dingo?If we don't control the dingo, the numbers will keep expanding. If the numbers keep expanding they will need more food. When the need food they might go for more sheep and cattle. If they go for more sheep and cattle farmers will shoot more.

Future Impacts


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