Freak Wong Explains: Differences Between a Dog and a Dingo | Natural

Australian outback, The interior is beyond comparison. Very good for driving around and watching me pass. I look at an amber dog and stand in the distance. Medium size, long muzzle, white feet. Australia’s Famous Wild Dog: A Dingo!

It should be the youngest male. The animal is alone. Younger males lead a nomadic presence, and when they are a little older they join in a pack or form a pair or pack themselves. Dingos are really different from ‘feral dogs’. Their genes and origin are different. They have longer fangs and more flexible joints for climbing, jumping and digging.

Import of dingos; They are estimated to have migrated from Asia to Australia about 4,000 years ago. Theories about their origin are vastly different. Now they are inextricably linked with Australian nature.

“The fence is not such a good idea”

Tingos are the only large land predators on the continent and are highly adaptable. Because they can live anywhere from the jungle to the prairie and desert, they infect populations of other animals such as rabbits and vampires. When they all hunt together, they carry large prey such as wild boar and kangaroos. In this way they keep the flora under the thumb and change the Australian landscape through their behavior.

If anything painfully clear, it’s the Dingo Fence: a 2,500-mile-high fence that divides the exterior in two. The fence was erected almost 150 years ago to keep the dingoes out of the sheep grazing lands in one part of the southeast. They have been almost completely eradicated in that part of Australia.

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They occur in large numbers on the western side of the fence. Guess what? The composition of the plants and animals on both sides of the fence is different. Three guesses as to which side is better with biodiversity.

On the side where the dingos have disappeared, the number of kangaroos is increasing exponentially. They cause excessive grazing and thus have less and less space for small animals to hide. The number of foxes eating small mammals is increasing.

It is also paradoxical that more low-growing shrubs on that side cover the landscape. Because those little rodents no longer crawl on the stems of those bushes. These are bushes that sheep and goats do not eat, but they make grazing difficult. Maybe that fence wasn’t such a good idea?

I like dingos. The young male looks at me for a moment and then disappears into a trot in the barren land. What a cool appointment!

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