Mammal

Dhole

Area: 
Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Java, and parts of India, China, and Korea
Habitat: 
Forest, scrubland, grassland, and rain forests
Food: 
Wild pigs, deer, buffalo, rabbits, lizards, and some berries
Size: 
About 3 feet long; 20 inches tall at the shoulder
Babies: 
Pups learn to hunt at about 7 months old.
Just like dogs you know, dholes wag their tail to greet each other.
Whistling Hunter

 

 

The dhole (dohl) is a type of wild dog. In fact, one other name for this speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent. is Asiatic wild dog. They are also called the whistling dog, because of the sound they make while hunting.

 

Dholes live in a group, or pack of 3 to 20 dogs. Working together, these medium-sized dogs can bring down big animals like deer and buffalo. As the pack chases their preyNoun: An animal that is hunted as food by another animal. Verb: To attempt to take an animal for food., they make a kind of whistling sound. This communication helps every dog know where it should be and what its job is. The whistle also helps dholes find each other if they get separated.