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  • English name
    Dhole
  • ClassificationCarnivora, Canidae
  • Scientific nameCuon Alpinus

Dhole
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The Dhole is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and they take good care of the members of their packs. However some people considered them to be a fierce animal that attacks livestock and killed many of them with guns and traps.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 88-113cm
Tail length: 40-50cm
Weight: Male 15-20kg / Female 10-17kg

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

They live in the forests and grasslands of West Asia, China, India and the Malaysian peninsula.

What they eat

They prey on rabbits and deer, sometimes even bears and tigers. Sometimes they also eat insects and fruits.

What they are like

Dhole adults take good care of the cubs in the pack even if the cubs are not their own kids. They watch out for predators that come near their dens, and carry the cubs away if in danger.

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They sometimes use their great teamwork abilities to attack tigers
The Dhole is a member of the Canidae (dog) family that lives in Asia. They live together in packs. However unlike the wolf, they don't fight amongst themselves over food. Instead, they use their great teamwork skills and let the smaller cubs get their share of the food first. Although the Dhole is only the size of a large dog, they use these teamwork skills to attack and sometimes even kill deadly tigers.

An animal bitterly hated by people
The Dhole has been an animal hated by people for a long time. It doesn't only attack livestock, but it also eats its prey before it is dead. For this reason it is considered by some people to be a cruel animal. This is why many Dholes have been killed with guns, traps or poison. In addition, forest and prey are both dwindling for them. It is believed that the current number of wild Dholes is less than 2,500.

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