Indian wild dog is a medium-sized mammal species native to Central, East, and Southeast Asia. They are also known as dholes, Asian wild dogs, red dogs. They look like a cross between dogs and foxes. It is a highly social animal and mostly lives in large groups. They can be found in tropical forests and mostly feeds insects, lizards, deer, wild pigs, hares.
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NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME
Indian wild dogs belong to the family Canidae and the genus of Cuon. It is a species of mammal. There are 10 species in the world. Their conservation status is 'Endangered' due to hunting, habitat loss. These species are listed on the red list on ICUN.
HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION
Indian wild dog is found in Asia, Europe. They are habitats such as tropical rainforests.
Indian wild dog is a large-sized mammal species and its whole body is covered with furs. Males are larger than females. An adult length is around 70 cm to 90 cm. Their weight is around 12 kg to 20 kg. They can run at speed of up to 72 km/h.
LIFESPAN & LIFESTYLE
Their lifespan is up to 10 to 13 years in the wild. Indian wild dog is diurnal animal, they are most active in daylight. They are live in large groups.
At the age of one year males and females, are ready to sexually mature. After the gestation period lasts around 60 to 62 days and borns 5 to 10 babies in a breeding season. The young are called pups. Those young spend 8 weeks with their mothers.