Dingo are native to Australia. They are made for the environment and in some places sit at the top of the food chain. It is a different species all together though called dog. Most dangerous for sheep a Dingo fence was made in 1855 to keep them out. The fence is longer even than the Great wall of China measuring approximately 3500 miles. Dingoes have been hunted a lot and now come under endangered species.
Here are some really interesting facts about these feared species.
- Dingoes had a very important role for Australian aboriginals. You can even now see the dingo drawings on rocks in the caves of aboriginals.
- Dingo is very emotional and pairs only once in life. If the partner dies it will not mate with another. Rather it will die mourning for the partner.
- Dingo is very intelligent. If threatened it will feign death and you will think it is dead. Once you are away it will be gone.
- Dingoes used to act a s friend for the Aboriginals. According to old legends they used to work as blankets in the cold. Really weird is it not?
- Also the Dingoes when young would live among men and comfort them. There are instances of Dingoes feeding human children as well. When they became adults they would return to the Wild.
- Dingoes live longer in captivity. They will live 5 years when in wild but up to 15 years in captivity. Very different from other Wild animals.
- Dingoes are close relatives of the Wolf .