Dingo (Wongari) Seasonal Information - Breeding Season

Category:
Other
Applies:
1 June to 31 August 2022
Published:
20 December 2021 4:45am
Updated:
31 May 2022 7:55am
ID:
21572

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 parents 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, Waddy Point, Eli, Cornwells, One Tree 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 https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/kgari-fraser/about/wongari-dingoes/dingo-safe

  • Always stay close (within arm’s reach) of children and young teenagers
  • Always walk in groups and carry a stick
  • 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

 

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, which ear, and gender if available.

 

For further information about dingoes on K’gari (Fraser Island) please visit https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/kgari-fraser/about/wongari-dingoes

Please monitor park alerts on the department's website for updated information.

Please visit this park's page on the department's website for more park safety information.

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