Dingo Howling Video

The dingo communicates through a series of sounds, including howls, growls, chortles, yelps, whines, chatters, snorts, purrs, and barks.

A dingo’s howls consist of moans, bark-howls and snuffs. Dingo howling occurs more frequently during times of stress and when the animals are dispersed as a means of advertising their location.

Dingo packs often howl in a chorus to advertise their location and warn other dingo packs close by. Their howls may also increase during their mating season.

A dingo's bark is short, monosyllabic and rarely used. It usually consists of a shape bark followed by a long trailing howl. Barking is used primarily as a warning or when alarmed. A mother may use this barking sound to call its cubs back to the den if she suspects danger near by.

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Dingoes also growl as a means of asserting dominance or when threatened.

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