At Toronto Zoo.
|Common Name||Asiatic Wild Dog and Indian Wild Dog.|
|Range||South and Southeast Asia.|
The dhole is a highly social animal, living in large clans which occasionally split up into small packs to hunt. It primarily preys on medium-sized ungulates, which it hunts by tiring them out in long chases, and kills by disemboweling them. Unlike most social canids (but similar to African Wild dogs), dholes let their pups eat first at a kill. Though fearful of humans, dhole packs are bold enough to attack large and dangerous animals such as wild boar, water buffalo, and even tigers.
Evolution and Taxonomy
Eastern Dhole, Cuon alpinus alpinus †Late Pleistocene Dhole, Cuon alpinus europaeus †Late Middle Pleistocene Dhole, Cuon alpinus fossilis Western Dhole, Cuon alpinus hesperius †Early Middle Pleistocene Dhole, Cuon alpinus priscus Sumatran Dhole, Cuon alpinus sumatrensis