11 Fraser Island dingoes that love to strut
If there’s one thing we know about the dingoes on Fraser Island, it’s that they love to strut! Actually we know a little bit more about them than that. Here are a few dingo facts set to photos of dingoes strutting.
A win, win for all involved!
1. Fraser Island dingoes are protected as they have the ability to become the purest strain of dingo on the eastern seaboard.
2. These beach-loving dingoes are very lean because they strut a lot! They travel up to 40 kilometres a day.
3. Adult dingoes stand more than 60cm high, are about 1.2m long and have an average weight of around 18kg.
4. Unlike the domestic dog, the dingo breeds only once a year with pups born during the winter months. It’s wise to remember that these gorgeous animals are indeed WILD.
5. Pups strut independently at three to four months old. But if in a pack, they become independent when the next breeding season begins.
6. Only on Fraser! The dingoes here strangely howl at the sound of aeroplanes landing or taking off.
7. They love to swim. Why wouldn’t you when your backyard is a beach!
8. They also enjoy fishing as much as we do.
9. Dingoes do most of their strutting at dawn and dusk.
10. This is Spirit. The gorgeous albino dingo pup is the star at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary. Pay her a visit at Maryborough on the way to Fraser Island.
11. Dingoes are gorgeous and may look like your puppy dog at home but they are wild animals. Here are a few safety facts that will keep you and the dingoes happy.
- Always stay within arm’s reach of children.
- Always walk in groups.
- NEVER feed dingoes.
- Secure all food and rubbish.
- Watch them from a distance.