For some people, the possibility of the dingo facing extinction within the next 12 months to 2 years,is nothing but unthinkable.Most people that have been in contact with the dingo, feel that the dingo has true intelligence and that the dingo deserves our full protection.
Why do dingoes howl?Do they think and how do they communicate?
THREE TYPES OF DINGO HOWL USED
Dingoes, like their wolf (canis lupus) are social animals and form packs. Vocal communication is important for dingoes because they are often separated. Dingoes howl and do not bark. There are three types of dingo howl.
- Snuffs- 10 variations
Howls travel over large distances and have the purpose of locating other wild dogs ,attracting pack members and repelling intruders from the pack home range.
Frequency of the dingo howl varies throughout the whole year. Each day and each year frequency will vary and this is affected by
Most wild dogs hunt alone and in times when there are food shortages, dingo pack members become widely distributed within their home range. Howling is then more pronounced.Corbett (1995)