As part of a project to protect animals and visitors, a camera attached to Dingo’s collar provided insight into the wild dog’s lifestyle on Australia’s tourist island of Fraser.
Whether he posed for tourists or dug in the sand of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, located 400 kilometers north of Brisbane, this camera collar captures everyday life for a month. Queensland Department of the Environment (Northeast).
“These pictures are excellent and show where Wongari goes, how he finds food and water. They allow us to see the intimate life he shares with his partner.” Linda Behrendorff, who is in charge of the project, explained.
“We ‘ve never seen anything like this before, and they show that Wongari are opportunistic predators. They eat no food.”
These images made it possible to follow him hundreds of kilometers north of the island, Behrendorf said.
“These camera collars are one of the many techniques we use to monitor Vongari to prevent bad encounters or incidents with islanders or visitors.” She insisted.
The project is part of an effort to protect and monitor dingo after several children were bitten on the island earlier this year.
In May, the Queensland government announced the installation of a new fence to prevent animals from entering the largest city (island).
Authorities say some of the dogs on the island are no longer afraid of humans after being fed or eating leftover food provided by humans.
Fraser Island is best known for its collection of dingos. “The largest sand island in the world”, Listed as its World Heritage Site “The majestic remnants of large rainforests growing in the sand” And because she owns it “Half of the world’s freshwater cliff lakes”, According to UNESCO.
Also called K’gari, viz “Paradise” In the language of the tribal Putsulla people, it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
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