Various feats by two dogs, which were untrained, were recorded at the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre near Melbourne.
In one video the dog moves a kennel for use as a look-out. In another, several dingoes were kept in a small enclosure with an envelope containing food placed out of reach. When the dingoes were left alone, they made several attempts to reach the food and then one, named Sterling, dragged a table to use as a step-ladder.
In a paper in the journal Behavoural Processes, a team of three researchers said the feats were evidence of “high-order” or “intelligent” animal behaviour.