06 May '11, 10pm

The Dhole: Asia's Unique Species of Endangered Wild Dog

The Dhole: Asia's Unique Species of Endangered Wild Dog

The Dhole is also called the Asiatic Wild Dog or Cuon alpinus . It is not closely related to any other canine, so it is a species apart from dogs, wolves, foxes or dingoes. This native of Southern Asia is an endangered species. Dhole Facts in Appearance and Behaviour Weighing between 12 and 18 kilograms (25 to 40 pounds), a Dhole is roughly as large as a border collie. The coat may vary from dark grey to sand-coloured yellow, but usually is as red as rust. White accents on the chest, belly and paws give it a "foxy" look, although the rounded ears detract from that comparison. A pack of Dholes may number about ten, although sometimes four times that number have been reported in one group. A pack generally has only one breeding female; males usually outnumber females. Many of us whistle to summon our dogs. The Dhole whistles too... to summon other members of the pack, if the...

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