The dingo is one of the oldest breeds of wild dogs. Aborigines called them warrigals and were their only domestic animal. The dingo cannot bark but has a mournful cry which can be a disturbing sound at night. The dingo's ears are always erect unlike those of other dogs. They feed on bandicoots, small wallabies, mice, possums and ground dwelling birds. If they can't find these they will kill sheep, calves, poultry and rabbits. Farmers build high fences to keep dingoes out of their properties. Dingoes breed once a year, have a litter of 4 to 6 pups, raised in hollow logs or rock shelters. They can be white, yellow, fawn, brown, golden or black in colour. Dingoes mainly come out at night but can often be seen in the daytime. Found throughout Australian mainland, not in Tasmania. The pure-bred dingoes are becoming rare.
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