Description, biology, and conservation of the dhole, or the Asiatic wild dog, Cuon alpinus. This little known member of the dog family is found in the jungles of south and southeast Asia. It was described as the "red dog" in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. It lives in packs. According to Kipling, it was so feared that even the wolf pack featured in the story had to move out of an area invaded by a dhole pack. This was purely fiction (dholes and wolves rarely live in the same areas), but dhole packs are feared by many other inhabitants of the jungle.
This Wikipedia article on the dhole gives a description plus range, subspecies, links and other information.
Dhole (Cuon alpinus)
Factsheet from ARKive with description, biology, status, photos and videos.
Dhole Home Page
Describes the Cuon alpinus, a species of wild dog from southern Asia, its present range and population status, biology, and conservation efforts by the Dhole Conservation Project. Includes photos.
Phylogeography, Genetic Structure, and Diversity in the Dhole (Cuon Alpinus)
Technical article on the genetics of dholes.
San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Dhole, or Asiatic Wild Dog
Dhole facts in an easy-to-read style.
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