Dingo

Australian dingo
Temporal range: Holocene (3,450 years BP – Recent)
Dingo walking.jpg
A male dingo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Canis
Species:C. lupus
Subspecies:C. l. dingo
Trinomial name
Canis lupus dingo
Meyer, 1793
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Distribution of dingoes and hybrids
Synonyms

Canis dingo Meyer, 1793
Canis familiaris Linnaeus, 1758
Canis familiaris dingo Meyer, 1793

The Dingo (plural: dingoes or dingos) is a mammal found in Australia and South-East Asia. Dingos are similar to domestic dogs. Dingoes were brought to Australia from South-East Asia about 4000 years ago.[1] They are not found in Tasmania[1] as the sea levels cut the island off from mainland Australia about 10,000 years ago. Most dingos in the wild are no longer purebreed dingos. Their scientific name, Canis lupus (wolf) dingo, changed recently from Canis familiaris (dog) dingo.[2] This was to show it is related to the white footed wolf which lives in Asia.

Description

Dingoes are usually between 117cm to 124cm in length. Their tail is about 30cm in length. They usually weigh between 10kg and 20kg. The colour of their fur is usually yellow-ginger, but can sometimes include tan, black, white or sandy colours.[1] They live for about 14 years.

Dingos live in packs of between 3 and 12, but they can be seen alone as well. The leaders are the alpha male and the alpha female and are usually the only pair to breed. Young dingos are called "cubs". The breeding season is in March and April.[1] After a gestation of 63 days, the adult females usually give birth to 4-5 cubs in a litter.[1] Mothers will regurgitate food for the cubs to eat.[3] They become independent of their mother after four to eight months of age.[1]

Dingos do not bark like other dogs, but they do howl.[3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Dingo
العربية: كلب أسترالي
авар: Динго
azərbaycanca: Dinqo
বাংলা: ডিঙ্গো
Bân-lâm-gú: Dingo
беларуская: Дынга
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Дынга
български: Динго
brezhoneg: Dingo (loen)
català: Dingo
čeština: Dingo
Cymraeg: Dingo
dansk: Dingo
Deutsch: Dingo
eesti: Dingo
Ελληνικά: Ντίνγκο
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Ding
English: Dingo
Esperanto: Dingo
euskara: Dingo
فارسی: دینگو
Gaeilge: Diongó
galego: Dingo
한국어: 딩고
հայերեն: Դինգո
Bahasa Indonesia: Dingo
interlingua: Canis lupus dingo
íslenska: Dingó
עברית: דינגו
ქართული: დინგო
қазақша: Динго
Кыргызча: Динго
latviešu: Dingo
lietuvių: Dingas
Ligure: Dingo
magyar: Dingó
മലയാളം: ഡിങ്കോ
მარგალური: დინგო
مصرى: دنجو
Bahasa Melayu: Dingo
монгол: Динго
Nederlands: Dingo
日本語: ディンゴ
Nordfriisk: Dingo
norsk: Dingo
олык марий: Динго
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Dingo
پنجابی: ڈنگو
português: Dingo
română: Câinele dingo
русский: Динго
Seeltersk: Dingo
slovenčina: Dingo austrálsky
slovenščina: Dingo
српски / srpski: Динго
suomi: Dingo
svenska: Dingo
Tagalog: Dinggo
Türkçe: Dingo
українська: Динго
Tiếng Việt: Chó Dingo
Winaray: Dingo
粵語: 澳洲野狗
中文: 澳洲野犬