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Seasonal Dingo Safety Information - June to August

This alert applies to the following parks:

Following the autumn mating season, many female dingoes will be pregnant. Gestation takes about 63 days and litters of pups 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, Kgari is their place! Visitors, tour operators and residents are advised to follow dingo safety advice provided, remain vigilant with dingo safety and avoid interaction with dingoes at all times. Let young dingoes grow up wild - not reliant on handouts. Do not feed dingoes or leave food available. Please save the dingoes from relying on people for food (habituation). Be dingo-safe! Visit http://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/dingo-safe.html NEVER feed dingoes. Always stay within arms reach of children, even small teenagers. Walk in groups. Do not run. Running or jogging can trigger a negative dingo interaction. Camp in fenced areas when possible. Lock up food stores and iceboxes (even on a boat). Never store food or food containers in tents. Secure all rubbish, fish and bait. Report dingo encounters email dingo.ranger@npsr.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. Photos are valued, send them with your report. For further information about dingoes on Fraser Island please visit http://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/fraser/fraser-island-dingoes.html

Last updated
1 June 2017