Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Things A Dingo Mother Does For Her Babies

The female dingo obtains some of the moisture she needs to produce milk for her puppies by eating their droppings.

 Picture from NY Times

Both male and female dingoes take responsibility for rearing their young. Both parents will collect food for their pups, traveling long distances from the burrow and leaving potential prey nearby and untouched, so the pups can later learn to hunt it for themselves, but is the female dingo who provides them with milk. Although fully weaned, a pup may still approach its mother for regurgitated food.

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