The Overlooked Wild Dog
The dhole is a long legged fox with a long tail, round ears and about the size of a German Shepard. This canine was named by Brian Houghton Hodgson in 1838 though they were seen before. Most people mistakenly called them African wild dogs that migrated up to eastern and southern Asia. These animals hunt in packs and use whistles, meows, screams, and even clucks to communicate with the rest of the pack. Because of this communication, they are able to bring down prey 10 times their size like reindeer, deer, guar, wild pigs, banteng, sheep, and even buffalo.
This Dog is Not Man's Best Friend
Save the Dholes!
Dhole from the San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo is home to a handful of captivated Dhole in hope of keeping the species alive
Dholes hunt in packs like wolves and use special chirps and screams to communicate
Dhole with Pup
The entire Dhole pack helps raise the pups into adulthood
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