Dingo (Wongari) Seasonal Information

Category:
Other
Applies:
1 June to 31 August 2021
Published:
20 October 2020 9:44am
Updated:
5 June 2021 1:25pm
ID:
20361

This alert applies to the following parks:

Following the autumn mating season many female dingoes will be pregnant. Gestation takes about 9 weeks and litters of 1-10 pups (normally 4-6) are born and cared for (whelped) during the winter months. Once new born pups arrive, their mothers may be aggressive. They need to find food for themselves and their pups. Remember give dingoes space, K'gari is their place.

Visitors, tour operators and residents are advised to Be Dingo-safe! on K’gari. It is recommended that families with young children camp in fenced QPWS camping areas at Lake Boomanjin, Central Station, Dundubara and Waddy Point, Eli , One Tree, Cornwells, and Wongai, or at fenced private camping areas at Dilli Village or Cathedral Beach.

Let young dingoes (wongari) grow up wild - not reliant on handouts.  Do not feed dingoes or leave food available.  Every time a dingo receives food from people, its chance of survival is reduced.

Be dingo-safe!

Visit Be Dingo-safe!

  • Always stay close (within arm’s reach) of children and young teenagers
  • Always walk in groups
  • Camp in fenced areas where possible
  • Do not run. Running or jogging can trigger a negative dingo interaction
  • Never feed dingoes
  • Lock up food stores and iceboxes (even on a boat)
  • Never store food or food containers in tents
  • Secure all rubbish, fish and bait.
  • No food to lakeshores.

 

Report dingo encounters – email dingo.ranger@des.qld.gov.au, tell the nearest QPWS ranger, or phone (07) 4127 9150 – mobile phone charges may apply. Take note of location, vehicle registration, dingo ear tag colour, number and which ear.

For further information visit K'gari (Fraser Island) dingoes (wongari)

 

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