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Australia’s Aboriginal Martu people hunt kangaroos and set small grass fires to catch lizards, as they have for at least 2,000 years. A University of Utah researcher found such man-made disruption boosts kangaroo populations.
Fur trapping records across North America have shown the population of wolves in a given area has a dramatic effect on smaller animals, according to scientists.
A new study reveals that the dingo is a distinctly Australian animal and sheds new light on the creature's defining physical characteristics.
A new study has found that today’s dogs are more closely related to each other than they are to wolves – an indication that dogs were domesticated after they diverged from wolves.
Scientists writing in the journal Ecology say that despite popular belief, the Australian dingo should not be blamed for mass extinctions
A new study concludes that humans alone may have been responsible for the extinction of Australia's iconic native predator, the Tasmanian Tiger (thylacine).
The researchers say that a recent genetic analysis shows evidence of a substantial flow of genes running between the Indian and Australian populations about 4,000 years ago.
The thylacine had the head and body of a dog, but its striped coat resembled a cat and it carried its young in a pouch like a kangaroo.
Despite slanted public opinion about dingoes in Australia, one sanctuary in Victoria is trying to revive the disappearing population of dogs that have settled in Australia for more than 5,000 years.
Wild Australian dingoes could prove to be beneficial to small native animals and even cattle farmers.
The Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) is a species of ground-dwelling bird native to Australia. Although related to waders such as the oystercatchers, avocets and plovers, it is a more terrestrial predator and is more like the roadrunners of North America. It remains somewhat common in the northern Australia, but has become rare in the fertile south. Fox predation is considered to be one prime factor for the decline in population to some experts. However, in some areas where foxes are...
The Dingo or Warrigal is a wild dog most-likely descended from the Southern-East Asian Wolf, yet typically referred to as an Australian dog. The Dingo is still found throughout Southeast Asia as well as Australia, and was named in the language of the first inhabitants of Sydney after being brought to Australia about 3,500 years ago. The Dingo is slightly smaller than northern wolves and has an athletic build. It stands between 17 and 25 inches high and weighs 22 to 53 pounds. It usually...
The Carolina Dog is a wild swamp dog discovered in the late 1970s. The breed was discovered by a Senior Research Ecologist at the University of Georgia, Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Junior. When he was working at the Savannah River site, he came across a stray dog which he first thought was just a normal stray. After a trip to the pound, he realized that it was more than just a normal domestic stray. The Carolina Dog has a ginger-colored coat, similar to the Dingo and other wild dogs. Experts...
The dingo (plural dingoes or dingos), Canis lupus dingo, is a type of wild dog, probably descended from the Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). It is commonly described as an Australian wild dog, but is not restricted to Australia, nor did it originate there. It originated in Africa. Modern dingoes are found throughout Southeast Asia, mostly in small pockets of remaining natural forest. They are found on the mainland Australia, particularly in the north. They have features in common with...
The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), also referred to simply as 'the devil', is a carnivorous marsupial now found only in the Australian island state of Tasmania. The Tasmanian Devil is the only remaining member of the genus Sarcophilus. It is the size of a small dog, but stocky and muscular. The Tasmanian Devil is the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. It is distinct with its black fur coat. It has an offensive odor when stressed, and has an extremely loud and disturbing...
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