Canis lupus dingo

Canis lupus dingo

Canis lupus dingo

(Dingo)

FAMILY

Canidae

Species

Canis lupus dingo

Common name

Dingo

Main colour; body size

Reddish; to 100 cm, tail 32 cm

Mature weight

10-25 kg

Scat shape, size

Often twisted 10 x 4 cm

Location

Townsville

Description

Can sometimes be seen wandering on the Douglas campus, many are hybrids with domestic dogs, seldom bark but may howl. They are opportunistic predators – Please do not attempt to feed. Most common fur colour is ginger to reddish, but some may be honey-coloured. The scats are often twisted and contain bone and hair fragments.