Kingdom : Animalia
                            Class : Mammalia
                         Family : Canidae
          Scientific Name : Canis Lupus Dingo

                        Size(L) : 100cm - 125cm 
                                        (39in - 49in)
                        Weight : 13kg - 20kg 
                                         (28lbs - 44lbs)
                  Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)

                   Life Span : 7 - 15 years
                       Colour : Tan, Black, Brown, 
                                        Grey, Red, Yellow
                  Skin Type : Fur
 Distinctive Features : Pricked ears and 
                                      a long bushy tail
  1. Dingoes are medium sized canines found in Australia.
  2. They were initially domesticated and have now returned to live in the wild.
  3. They now lead a life which is completely independent of humans.
  4. They live in packs comprising around 10 individuals.
  5. They inhabit a variety of habitats like the woodlands, rainforests, shrublands and outskirts of deserts.
  6. Being apex predators, they play a significant role in the ecosystems of Australia.
  7. They are carnivores, hunting and preying on rabbits, wallabies, lizards, birds, rodents and small mammals.
  8. Occasionally, they are also known to hunt and prey on kangaroos.
  9. Depending on the climate in their habitat they either lead a nocturnal life or are active during the day.
  10. They have almost no natural predators except an odd crocodile.
  11. The Dingoes in the north breed after August whereas the ones in the south breed before August.
  12. The female dingoes give birth to around 1-10 pups after a 2-month gestation.
  13. The dingo pups are born blind and are dependent on their mother for the first 8 weeks.
  14. Interestingly, dingoes are not allowed to interbreed with other domestic dogs to keep their species pure.
  15. Habitat loss due to deforestation has made dingoes an endangered species today.

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