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Dingo Steals Handbag, Snacks From Boat

Owners say it made 3 trips to unoccupied vessel

(Newser) - The island of K'Gari off the coast of Queensland, Australia, has around as many dingoes as people—and even boats aren't safe from the wild dogs when they're looking for food. Tourists on the island, formerly known as Fraser Island, recorded video of a dingo that swam...

Dingo Poisoning Has Unintended Effect
Dingo Poisoning Has
Unintended Effect
new study

Dingo Poisoning Has Unintended Effect

The animals are getting bigger, say Australian researchers

(Newser) - Australian researchers have made an odd discovery: Dingoes are getting bigger—but only in areas where long-term poison campaigns against them have been in place. It seems the bait traps have the unintended consequence of making the surviving animals larger, reports Science Daily . "The most likely theory is that...

This Time, Dingoes Didn't Get the Baby

Aussie dad fought off animals to save son

(Newser) - Rescue personnel say a father fought off several dingoes to save his 14-month-old son from one of the wild dogs that was dragging the boy from their camper van on an Australian island early Friday. The boy had deep cuts on his head from the attack on Fraser Island in...

Dad in Australia's 'Dingo Took My Baby' Case Dies

Michael Chamberlain, then-wife wrongly convicted in daughter's death

(Newser) - It's a phrase synonymous with "the dog ate my homework." But for years, Michael Chamberlain tried to convince the world that it was true, that in the reported words of his former wife, "the dingo took my baby." He died Monday at age 72 of...

Genes Show Ancient Link Between Australia, India

Migrants from India brought dingoes, researchers say

(Newser) - The belief that Australia's Aborigines existed in isolation for tens of thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers has been upended by a new genetic study, the BBC reports. Researchers found that while there is a strong genetic link between Aboriginal Australians and the people of New...

Coroner: Dingo Did Take Baby 32 Years Ago

New inquest clears Azaria Chamberlain's parents

(Newser) - The parents of Azaria Chamberlain have finally been exonerated 32 years after their 9-week-old baby vanished from a campsite in the Outback, sparking one of the most controversial investigations in Australian history. The evidence shows that a "dingo or dingoes entered the tent, attacked Azaria, and dragged or carried...

'Dingo Took My Baby' Case Reopened

Australia will look into disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain for 4th time

(Newser) - A fresh turn in the spotlight for an infamous, three-decade-old case: Australia will conduct a fourth inquest into the death of Azaria Chamberlain, who disappeared in 1980 in the Australian outback; her mother famously said that a dingo took the nine-week-old child from their tent. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton was found guilty...

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