Wildlife of Asia and Africa - Pravine Chester
Dhole

Dhole

A fascinating little mammal that can be seen in the forests of India is the Dhole, also known as the Indian wild dog or Asiatic wild dog.
The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans ranging from 12 and going upto 40 individuals and containing multiple breeding females.
This is a diurnal pack hunter and targets medium and sometimes large sized ungulates. The animal is on the endangered list and it is estimated that the Dhole population is between 2000 to 2500 individuals.
This was my first sighting of the Dhole in India. Shot in the Tadoba National Park in February 2018

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