The Dingo (Canis dingo or Canis lupus dingo) is mammal, and a wild (non-domesticated) canid – a member of the canine or dog family. Therefore, they are similar to dogs, but they have a longer nose, longer canine teeth, and a flatter head than most dogs.
Unlike dogs that have many colours, the dingo only has sandy coloured fur with white patches. Its fur is soft and short. They have a bushy tail. The hotter their habitat, the bushier their tail.
Dingoes are native to Australia, where they live in a range of habitats, such as deserts, grasslands, and forests.
They are the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and they are the size of a medium-sized domestic dog.
They can grow to 60 centimetres (24 inches) tall.
Dingoes make their den in deserted rabbit holes or hollow logs. They give birth to live babies, called pups, just like their canine relatives.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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