Dingo: The Singing Dog in Papua

Dingo is a kind of ancient dog that can still be found in the highlands of West Papua. As the ascent climbs into the Carstensz mountain basecamp, the climbers can still meet the wild dog. Based on information, Dingo or warrigal, Canis lupus Dingo is a wild dog type. The Indian Wolf (Canis Indica) is the ancestor of Dingo. Dingo is commonly described as Australian wild dog.

This wild dog is considered to be the same species of dogs singing in Papua New Guinea, a wild dog that has been bred in captivity since several pairs of them were taken from the hinterland of the Papua New Guinea highlands on the border between the two countries Papua and Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and the 1970s. There are about 200 Papua New Guinea’s singing dogs in zoos around the world, but little is known about the ancestors of the famous puppies with their unique vocalizations. However, scientists admit that singing dogs in Papua are the same ancestors as the Australian wild dog Dingo.

An animal expert from the United States, James McIntyre, has been researching dogs that are difficult to obtain their picture for years. He joined the expedition team as a research adviser who took them to the highest slopes of the province. As it is the same species with dogs, dingo has common traits comparing to wolves and modern dogs. The dingo name comes from the Eoro language of Aborigine who are the natives of Australia.
The local residents have beliefs Dingo acts as one of the landlords and the guardian of the forest. The people around Carstensz respects this animal unlike any other animals they hunt regularly like porcupines, cuscus, rats and rabbits.

During the climb towards the Carstensz’s peak, Dingo has been spotted several times. First time spotted was in camp 5 on Black Lake and the second time was near the Lake Valley.



The views into the history of Singing Dog or Dingo, the highland wild dogs are seen as pure canvasses, an example of how dogs are when they begin to domesticate. Dingo is a dog-sowing owners of highlands of Papua.

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