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THREE TYPES OF DINGO HOWL USED.DINGO CLIMBING TREE AND HOWLING VIDEO.

THE DINGO HOWL

Video Credit: Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria

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 deserve our full protection.

How Do Dingoes Howl?

THREE TYPES OF DINGO HOWL USED

 

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Image Credit: WIKI

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.

  1. Moans
  2. Bark-howls
  3. 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

Frequency of the dingo howl varies throughout the whole year. Each day and each year frequency will vary and this is affected by

1.Breeding

2.Dispersal

3.Lactation

4.Social Stability

5.Dispersion

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)

 

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