Dingoes are not “wild dogs”

Dingoes are not “wild dogs”

Credit: Chontelle Burns, Neuveau Rise Photography, Newcastle.

A new study has found that most Australian dingoes have pure dingo ancestry, certifying their importance as native apex predators rather than pests.

The research, published in the journal Australian Mammalogy, found virtually no feral dogs across the continent as commonly thought and very little evidence of interbreeding between dingoes (Canis lupus dingo) and domestic dogs (Canis familiaris).


Published by Cosmos.

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