Dingoes of Australia Dingoes live in harsh deserts to lush rainforests. The environment contains dirt (in most areas), dry forests, trees, grass (in some areas), and sand (in most areas). Did you know that reptiles are actually one of the dingo’s predators? Humans are also one of the dingo’s predators because humans kill dingoes for their meat and fur. Dingoes go around in packs to protect the puppies from the predators whilst hunting. Also dingoes are carnivores, which means they only eat meat.
Structural adaptations Dingoes have pointed ears in which helps them for hunting and listening out for predators, their sensitive nose helps them sniff out predators whilst they are hunting. Dingoes also have sharp teeth in which help them kill/eat their prey, their extremely powerful legs/arms help them to run well away from their predators. Their last structural feature is their ginger fur colour. It helps them camouflage in with trees to hide from predators.
Behavioural adaptations Dingoes have some behavioural adaptations, which are listed down below. Dingoes are carnivores which means that they only eat meat, their howling helps them to not only protect the puppies if they are lost in a forest but helps them to call in the rest of their pack to either gang up on a prey or help them defeat a predator. They also go around in packs whilst they are hunting to protect their puppies.
Threats to dingoes With human population growing humans are starting to travel near dingo habitats. They have started to kill dingoes for their meat and fur. Also with human population they have decided to bring in dogs to breed with dingoes therefore creating crossbreeds on open lands.
Conclusion In conclusion dingoes have a lot more features that you see on the outside. They have a lot of threats (habitat loss, crossbreeding) and live in two environments (lush rainforests, harsh deserts) they also have quite a few structural features there is roughly only 1000 left in the world so don’t you want to save the dingoes?
The places coloured in red show the habitat of the dingo.