Dhole


Dhole (Cuon alpinus) or Asiatisk Vildhund are native to central and southeast Asia. With no surprise it has several other names in English, Asian wild dog, Asiatic wild dog, Indian wild dog, whistling dog, red dog, and mountain wolf. It is, as the names suggest, related to Wolfs and domesticated Dogs. A highly social creature living in large clans in strict hierarchies.

Also this is an endangered species with less than 2 500 individuals left. Loss of habitat and trnsfered diseases from domestic dogs are some of the factors contributing to its decline. Also competition over prey from tigers and leopards in tropical regions.

Bark at the moon, ha de Gött!

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2 comments

  1. it’s good you celebrated this endangered dog, Ulle; a handsome chap —

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  2. What a gorgeous looking creature, Ulle! So sad that they’re endangered.

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