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 bark is used primarily as a warning. It is short, monosyllabic and rarely used. A mother may use this barking sound to call its cubs back to the den if she suspects danger is near.

A dingo’s howls consist of moans, bark-howls and snuffs. Their exact purpose is not fully understood.  Dingo howling occurs more frequently during times of stress caused by food shortages and when the animals are dispersed as a means of advertising their location.

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

Dingo — Australian Wild Dog