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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dhole, Cuon Alpinus.


In India there are bears, leopards and tigers. Three big predators that at the same time have a common predator and not humans. The most dangerous animal of South Asia is the Dhole, also called  Asiatic wild dog or Indian wild dog.



Do not rely on appearance similar to a clever but harmless fox, Dhole is a predator  bold and is able to hunt large and dangerous animals such as water buffalo that easily weigh 1 ton.

It is said that this wonderful animal is the predator king of India, and that are more dangerous than the tigers. In fact, we know that in many cases the Dholes attack and kills  tigers. Those tigers are defending hedging its bets with a tree or a rock are the ones most likely to survive. But the tigers run off are bitten and bled and fall prey depletion of cuones. While it is true that on many occasions some Cuon alpinus falls victim to the claws of the tiger.
But if someone Dhole is hurt when hunting , this individual is protected and cared for the herd. And they are very social animals. And herd are numerous, several individuals, 20 or more individuals.
Dhole herds can also steal a leopard prey, while the leopards can kill them if they are found alone or in pairs.

Unlike herd of wolves, herds of several females have procreative cuon. They are more social and less territorial than wolf packs and unlike these, is said not to live in packs, but form clans. The difference of this technique is hunting.

Well, it's like a medium sized dog, like a coyote, reddish like a fox and a short snout shorter than other species of the family Canidae. Weighs no more than 20 kg. His body is well proportioned, its members are moderately long, and proportional chest. They have great leaping ability and to make great leaps, up to 3.5 m high and 6.5 m long ... quite an athlete.

It is endangered because of the elimination of habitat and prey. Besides competing directly with men.