Frank and Joanna with Woggie the Froggie meet a Dingo

  1. Dingoes are up to 2 feet tall and 4 feet long. They can weigh anywhere between 21-43 pounds.
  2. Dingo’s bushy tails are 12 inches long.
  3. Male dingoes are bigger than female dingoes.
  4. Dingoes live to around six years old in the wild. Those raised by humans can live up to 15 years.
  5. Dingoes are often blamed for farm animal deaths caused by feral dogs (domestic dogs that live in the wild).
  6. The Dingo Fence was shortened by 1865 miles in 1980, due to the need for repairs.
  7. The dingo kills its prey by biting the throat with its large, sharp teeth.
  8. Dingos are fairly common, but there is concern that ‘pure’ dingoes – animals whose ancestors haven’t bred with domestic dogs – may be endangered.
  9. The dingo is classified as a subspecies of the grey wolf (Canis lupus). Its scientific name is: Canis lupus dingo.
  10. Dingoes are able to use their rotating wrists to turn door handles with their paws.