Singing Dogs ("Dingos")
Meet Mario & Luigi!
Common Name: Singing Dogs or "Dingos"
Scientific Name: Canis lupus familiaris
A group of them is called: A pack, or kennel
We just call them: "Mario" & "Luigi"
Size: 31-46 cm (length)
Weight: 9 - 14 kg (males are much larger than females)
Lifespan: 16-19 years
* their conservation status is actually widely disputed
MARIO & LUIGI'S STORY
Did You Know?
- Singing Dogs are native only to the island of New Guinea. Their conservation status is widely disputed, as they were thought to be extinct in the wild, but were rediscovered in 2016 in Papua, Indonesia.
- Only around 200 singing dogs live in captivity, in conservation areas or zoos.
- Singing Dogs that have been kept as pets have been captive-bred for decades.