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Monday, October 19, 2009

CFZ AUSTRALIA: Dingo headed the way of the Thylacine?

The purest strain of dingo in the world could become extinct if management of their habitat, Fraser Island, doesn't change, according to Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorenson.

At least 10 dingoes have been killed on the island after attacking people.

Posted By CFZ Australia to Centre for Fortean Zoology Australia at 10/16/2009 03:26:00 AM

1 comment:

Retrieverman said...

If people would stop feeding the dingoes and assuming that they are exactly like domestic dogs, then they wouldn't attack people.

A dingo is a domestic dog that has since fully reverted to its wolfish form. It is a wild animal that may have had a loose relationship with the native people of Australia. (Some of them used them as living electric blankets, while others allowed them to be pets for a while.)